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TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 



THE 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 



FROM THE 



YELLOW BOOK OF LECAN 

WITH VARIANT READINGS 
FROM THE LEBOR NA HUIDRE 

EDITED BY 

JOHN STRACHAN 

AND 

J. G. O'REEFFE 




Pubhshed by the 
ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY 

DUBLIN: HODGES, FIGGIS & CO. 
LONDON: WILLIAMS & NORGATE 



TB IVH. 



218826 



Made and Printed by the Replika Process in Great Britain by 
PERCY LUND, HUMPHRIES & CO. LTD. 

12 Bedford Sqtiare, London, W.C.i 
and at Bradford 



PREFACE 



The following note, which appeared with the first instalment 
of the edition in Eriu, Vol. L, will serve to explain the circum- 
stances under which this work was undertaken and define its 
general scope : — 

" With this number is issued the first instalment of an 
edition of the Táin Bó Cúailnge, from the Yellow Book 
of Lecan and the Lebor na Huidre, by J. Strachan and 
J. G. 0'KeefTe ; the remainder will appear in successive 
issues ; the pagination will be consecutive, and will be 
independent of the rest of the Journal ; an introduction 
will accompany the last instalment. The text of the 
YBL. has been taken as the basis because, apart from 
orthographical peculiarities, it is, on the whole, superior 
to that of the LU., and also because, owing to the character 
of the facsimile of the Yellow Book, it is unfortunately 
necessary that the important texts which it contains 
should be published again directly from the manuscript. 
Lacunae have been supplied from the LU., and, for the 
sake of completeness, episodes have been added which 
are found in the LU. but not in thé YBL. From the 
LU. have been added all important variants, and enough 
of variants of less importance to illustrate the differences 
of orthography of the two texts." 

The late Professor Strachan's share of responsibility for the 
work is confined to the first eighty pages. Though he passed 
for press the transcript of the next sixteen pages, his lamented 
death occurred before the proofs of that portion were ready. 
The transcript of the YBL. with which I furnished him in the 



( vi ) 

first instance was reviscd and cditcd by him and collated afresh 
vvith thc manuscript before being printed off. The readings 
and passages from LU. arc duc to him. Though he occasionally 
consultcd the manuscript, he relied mainly on the lithographic 
facsimilc. 

In a few instances, mostly towards the end, variant readings 
from thc Book of Leinster version are given. These are 
indicated by the letters LL. ; occasionally reference has been 
made to Windisch's edition. A table has been appended giving 
cross-references to the pages of the LU. text. 

In conclusion, I have to record my deep indebtedness to 
Professor Kuno Meyer for constant advice and assistance in 
the preparation of the last forty-two pages, and to Miss Eleanor 
Knott for collating that portion with th'e manuscript. To 
Mr. R. I. Best I am indebted for the list of Corrigenda and 
Addenda which is given at the end. 



J. G. 0'K. 



DUBLIN 

December 19 12. 



LU. References. 



LU. 



Page 


First word 


Slb 


Luid . 


58a 


raselgatár 


5 Sb 


lat 


59« 


fodaim 


59 ^ 


Lingidsom 


60 a 


muin 


60 b 


bá sruthem 


61 a 


Fochen 


61 


0! 


62 # 


Conall 


62 


dianotárle 


63« 


a mmarb 


63 £ 


Tiagam 


64 a 


tall 


64 Z> 


gúalaind 


65 a 


Ni 


65 ^ 


-tis 


66« 


Ba 


66 b 


All 


67 £ 


Tothét 


67 £ 


Cotgair 



Line in 

printed 

text 



227 

2 75 
3 J 9 
362 
400 

449 

490 

53i 
567 
610 
652 
692 

734 
776 
818 
858 
894 

934 

980 

1021 

1063 



LU. 



Page 
68« 

68 b 

69 a 

69 b 

70 a 
70 3 

73« 

73* 

74« 

74* 
* 

76 b 

11 a 

77 b 
# 

81 a 

81 £ 
82« 

82 3 



First word 

bess 

7 ansirce 
Is écin 
Téit . 
forsin . 
dúnad 



itf'r 

bithchotaig 

cach 

-secha 



Tánic da«0 
Lasodain 
a fergaire 

Dothát 
beite . 
céle 
Taét . 



Line in 

printed 

text 

II 04 

II49 

1195 
I242 
I287 
I329 

1501 

1538 
1583 
1624 

I709 
1716 

1755 

20l8 
2057 
2098 
214O 



* Lacunae in YBL. supplied from LU. as follows :• 



Lines 
1- 205 
1362-1486 
1643-1708 
I 761-I997 
2163-2181 



LU. Pages 

55 a 1 -57« 20 

70 b 33-72 b 24 1 

74 b 38-76 a 29 1 

77 b 8-80 b 16 

82 b 34 1 to end of 82 b, 

wliere LU. breaks off. 



1 The references on pp. 51, 61 (note 17) and 77 should be amended accordingly. 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 



[LU. 55*.] TAIN BO CUAÍLNGE INSO SÍS 

Tarcomlád slóiged mór la Connachtu 1 .i. la hAilill 7 la Meidb 
7 hetha húaidib cossna trí chóiced aili. Ocus fóite tec^ta ó Ailill co 
.VII. maccu Mágach .1. co ^Ailill, co Anluan, co Moccorb, co Cét, 
co Én, 7 Bascall, 7 Dóc^e — tricha cét la cach nae — 7 co Corm^c 

6 6^7«dlongas mac.Conchóbair cona t[h]ríb cétaib, bói forr^dmiud 

la 2 Connachta. Tecait uile íarum co mbátar hi Cruac^naib Ái. 

Trí luírg didiu do C^orm^c oc tochím do C[h]rúachnaib. In 

cétna lorg, broitt brecca i íorclpul co filliud impu. Fortíi bért^a 

foraib. Léini fot^airinniut^ cota nglún 7 fotalscéit^ foraib 7 

10 manáis let^anglas tor crúnd midsircg i lláim cec^ fir. 

In lorg tánaisi, broit dubglasa impuszV/e 7 lénti co nderc- 
intliud co horcnib sís, 7 monga tar a cenna síar, 7 lubne gela 
foraib 7 slega có[i]crinné inna lámaib. " Ni hé Corm<zc beus," or 
Médb. 

15 Tic in tres lórc da.no. Broitt c^orcra ímpu 7 lénte culpa- 
tac^a fo dérggintslaid co traigt^e, 7 bert/zai slec^tai co guaille, 
7 cromscéith co faébraib condúaXa ímpu 7 turre rígt^ige i lláim 
cach fir. " Is é Corm<zc inso hi fec/ztsa, 3 " or Médb. 

Doecmalta dano iarujn .1111. c[h]óiced hÉrend co mbátar hi 

20 Crúac^naib Aii. Ocus nlstéilcset a fát^i 7 a ndrúid ass sei/z co cénd 
cóict^igis oc írnaidi óeóin. Ashert Médb íarum fria haraid a 
llaa documlásat : " cach óen scaras sund tra indiu," olsi, " íria 
c/róem 7 a c^arait, dobérat maldachtai« foVmsa, úair is mé 
dorinól in slúagadsa." " Ansu didiu" ol int ara, " co «imparrá 

25 in carpat deisel, 7 cotí nert int seuin ara tísam ar frithisi." 

Intan didiu dosói int ara forsin carpat 7 lotair do t//ec^t ass, 
co naccatár in níngin m^cdac^t remib. Folt buidi furri. Bratt 
brecc impe. Delg nóir ánd. Léine c[h]ulpatach co «derggintslaid 

1 lcg. Connachta a Gl. t fo 3 = in fechlsa 

M2 



4 TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

ímpe. Dá assa co foráib óir impu. Agad fochóel forlet//an. Dí 
30 brói duba dórc//aidi. [55 b ] Abrait duib dáin, co wbewtais foscod i 
medón a dá grúaide. Indar latt ropa di partaing ímdéntai a beóil. 
Indar latt ba fross do némannaib bói i«na bélaib .i. a fíaclai. 
Teóra trillsi fuirri .i. dí t/zriliss immo cénd súas, trilis tara haiss 
síar, co mbeired 1 a dá colpt[hJa inna díaid. Claideb corthaire 
36 do fíndruiwe inna láim ; esnaid óir and. T; i maic imlissew cec&tar 
a dá súla. Gaisc//ed lasin íngin 7 dá ech duba foa cárput. 

" Cía do chomaiwmsiu ? " ol Médb írisin n'mgin. " Fedelm 
banfili do Cho?inachtaib mo aiwmsea," or ind ingen. " Can 
dot^éig ? " or Medb. " A ^Albam iar foglai;/z filidec^ta," or iná 
*o i«gen. " In fil imbass forosna lat ? " or Médb. " Fil écin," or 
ind ingen. " Décai dámsa didiu, cobbia mo fec^cas." Do- 
snécce ind íngen íarum. Is ánd asbert Médb : " A Feidélm 
banfáit[h] co acci 2 in slúag ? " Frz'sgart ¥edetm co «epert : 
" Atc^íu fordérg, a.tch\u rúad." " Ní fír són ém," ol Médb, " ar 
46 atá Conchobor ina c^ess i nEmain 7 hUlaid imbi co neoch 
a[ ] 3 a nócc, 7 ráncatar mo t^ectasa co tucsat fis scél 
damsa ass." " Fedélm banfáitA, co acca ar s\úag?" ol Médb. 
" Atchíu fórderg, atc^íu rúad," ol ind íngen. " Ní fír són," ol 
Medó, " ar atá Celtc&ar mac Guthidir 4 co triún hUlad imbi i 
60 nDún Let^glaisse, 7 atá Fergus mac Roeich maic Echdach lenni 
sund íor longais co tricha? cAét iM>i." "Fedélm banfáith, co 
acca ar siúag?" ol Méd£. " Atc^iu forderg, a.tchlu xúad" ol 
ind ingen. " Ní baa anísm tra" ol Méd£, "ar bít i;;/ferga 7 
círgala 7 fuili fordérgga i cach slúag 7 i cac^ t^aurc^ómrac 
65 dúnaid móir. Déca atheruc/z dund dano, 7 abbair a fír frind." 
" Feidelm banfáith, co acca ar slúag?" " A[t]c^íu forderg, 
atchíu rúad," ol Fedetm. 



Atc^íu fer find sirfes 6 cles co \\n créchta. iora. c^ris : 

\u.a.n \áith i nairb&iur a chind, óenac^ mbúada a thu\chind. 

Fail .VII. ngewma láit^ ngaile ior lár a dá iwlisse ; 
fil fúidrec^ iora. gli^ni, fil lei«d ndeirg ndrolaig imm'u 



1 leg. co mbenad ? 2 gl. .i. ci/mas atcAí 3 The letter after a may 

have been s, the following letter is illegible; then follow faint traces of.what m.iy 
have been ec ; leg. as dech 4 leg. Uthidir 5 leg. trichait 6 leg. tirfes 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 5 

Do fil gnúis as gráto do dobé?r moá 1 áon ba«c[^]ureo : 
duni óc is álai?zd dath dofeit^ [ ] 2 . 

Cosmail i«nas a gaile iri Coincuiaind Murt/feme : 
65 no«>«fetar cúic^ \n cú Culai/zd asa cai?/i clú, 
acht rofetarsa a?^ne, is iorderg \n slúagsa de. 

Atc/zíu fer mór Íorsin maigj áoher tres do/za slógaib : 
cet[h]ri claidbím cles nán fil i cec/itar a dá lám. 

[56 a ] Dá gae bolga iwmosb^r cenmothá. colg dét is [s]leg : 
70 tánic : : : : 3 dont slúag : sa.in gnlm fnstéit c&ch narm úad. 

Fer i cat^foc^r^ bruit deirg doher in cosmail cach leirg : 
ardaslig tar fo/mad clé, cotagoi/z in ríastart^e. 
delb dowarfás fair cose, a[t]c^iu imrochiad a gné. 

Rogab toscugud áon chath : mani airlestar, bid hrath. 
75 áoich lim iss é dodobsaig ; Cúc[h]ulamd mac Súaldai/#. 

Slaidfid íor slúagu slá/za, foc^iuc^ra íor tiugára, 
fáicfidi less míli ce/zd, ní c^eil in ha.nia.ith Fedelm. 

Snigfid crú a cnesaib curad do láim \a\ich, bid láwpudar : 
oirgfid ócu, imregat fir do cla/maib Dedad mat'c Sin : 
80 beit cuirp cerhtha, cái/zfit mná la Coin na Certa atc^íusa." a. 

In lúan iar Samai/z is awd doc#//zlaiset. Iss ed dollotar, sair- 
des a Cniac^naib Aii .i. 

For Muicc Crui/zb 

íor Terloch Teóra Cnc^ 
85 Íor Túai//z Móna 

íor Cúil Sibri/me 4 

ior Fid 

ior Bolga 

Íor Coltai/z 
90 Íor Glúne Gabair 

Íor Mag Trego 



1 o over the line 2 Five syllables illegible 3 tanic is fairly certain ; 

what follows is not clear : probably iht or ibf * Gl. .i. Loch Canciw 7 o Silind 

i«gi« Madchair roai«mniged 



6 TAIN IU) CUAILNGE 

for Tct/fbai Túascirt' 
for Tct//bai Dcscirt 
for Tíart/tcc/zta 

9G for Ord 

ior Sláis faclcss 
for I«diu i;/d 
ior Carnd 
ior Oc//trach 

100 ior Midi 

ior Fiwdglassa Assail 
ior Deilt 
Íor Delind 
ior Sailig 

io5 ior Slaibre 

Íor Sléc^tai selgatar 
Íor Cúil Sibri^ni 
ior Ochuiná fadess 
Íor hUatu fat^úaid 

iio ior Dub 

ior Qomur fadess 
ior Trowma 
ior Othromm?, sair 
ior Sláni 

ii5 ior Gortsláni 

Íor Druiw Licce fadess 

ior Ath nGabla 

ior Ard Ac^ad 

ior Férai#d fotMaid 

ior Fiwdabair 

ior Assi fadess 

ior Drúim Sálfiwd 

ior Drui#z Cáin 

ior Druim mac nDega 

íor Eódofzd Mór 

ior Eodowd mBec 

ior Mét^e Tog 

ior Mét^e nEói« 

ior Tirxxim C&mtechta. 

1 Gl. .i. CarpH 



120 



125 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 7 

130 ior Scúaip 

ior I?/zscúaip 

íor Cewd Ferna 

íor Baile 

íor Aile 
155 íor Báil Scena 

ior Dáil Scena 

íor Fertse 

íor Ross Loc/jad 

ior Sále 
Ho ior "Lochmach 

ior Ánmag 

ior Deind 

ior Deilt 

ior Dubglaiss 
145 ior Fid Mór 1 

ior Colbtha 

ior Cxoná 
hi Cualngi. 

A Findabair CMalngi, is ass fodáilte int slóig hfLxend fón 

150 cóiced do c[h]uingid \n tairb. Ar ropo t^airsiúsm doc^ótar céin 

co ráncatar Findabair. Finit a titulrad ; iwcipit \n scél iar ntfrd. 



[56 b ] IN SCÉL IAR NURD INSO SIS 

O dodeoc^atár a cétna rude 3 a Cxxxachnaib co mhátát hi Cúil 
Sibriwne, 3 asb^t Medb iria. ^araid ara ni/zdled a nói carpti 4 
dí, co rolád cor isi« dúnud co «accad dús cía lasmbot^ 5 scít^ 7 
155 lasmbot^ laiwd tec&t int s\6gaid. 

Focress a p^upall colléic ior Ailill 7 sudigt^e a t^iwcur eter 

c^oilct^e 7 brot&rac^a. Fexgus mac Róich áidiu ior \a\m Ailello 

isi« p^upull ; Cormtfc C^dlongas mac Conchohaix fora láiw- 

sidi ; ConaW Cexxiach iora láim 6 ; Fiac^a mac Fir Febe iora \a\im- 

160 side, macc Íngine Conchohaxx ; Medb i«gen Fchach Fedlig iora. 

1 Gl. .i. trúalli 2 Leg. nude 3 Gl. .i. áit hi fil Loch Carrciw 

iwdiu * Gl. .i. norcbor cairptech nobidsi for leith arna salcad de^dgur i/; 

morsluaig hisi 5 Gl. .i. lasmbad dolig 6 M3. lám 



8 TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

láiw aili do Alill ; Fiwdabair i«gen Ailell^ 7 Medbi Íora \a\m- 

sidi ; Flidaisi' íora láiwsidi. Cenmot/íá fossu 7 t\mth\rth\d\ i«sin. 

Tic Medb iar ndésci* int slóig 7 asb^rt ba nespa do chách 

dul int slógaid díanteset \n tricha cét Galión. " Ced ara tánsi 

166 na firu ?" or Ailz'/l. " Nidátánsew da.m" ol Medb, " it ána \nc\ 
óic. Intan rowbói các^ oc gním a sosta, roscáig dóibseow tuga 
a sosta 7 fune a mbíd. Intan xombói cácA oc praind, roscáig 
praind dóibseow hi suidiu 7 robátár a cruti ocaó nairfitiud. Is 
espa 2 didiu," ol Medb, " a tec^t ; is fora.\b biáid búaid \nt slóig." 

170 " Is airiund arbáget da.no" or AihVl. " Ní regat \end" ol Medb. 
" Anat d'uiiu" ol Ailz/1. " Náo&aircfet dano," ol Medb. " Ficfit 
ford 3 iar tíac^tai//," olsi, " 7 gébtáit ar tír frind." " Ceist. Cid 
dogéntar íriú" or Ail/71, " innách mait^ a nanad na,ch a tec^t ?" 
" A nguin," ol Medb. " Ní ché\a.m as banc^o;«arle," or Ail/71 ; 

175 " ní mait^ a nasbz>." " La sanais ón," ol Fexgus, " nímaricfe, 
úair is aés cowc^otaig 4 dúi^ni nar nUUaib, acht ma nofzgowtar uli." 
" Cid ed ón, dorigenmais 5 ní," ol Medb. " Ar atúsa sund mo 
saiz/teglac^ díb tríc^taib cét," olsi, " 7 atát na .VII. Mane .i. mo 
sec^t maicc, .VII. tnc^ait chét ; cotarói a toccad," olsi, " .i. Mane 

180 Mhthramail 7 Mane Athramail 7 Mane Morgor 7 Mane Mi?zgor 
7 Mane Móepzrt, (.i. iss éside Mani M'úscothach), Mane Andóe, 7 
Mane Cotageib Ule ; is és/de tuc crut^ a máXhax 7 a a.tha.x 7 a 
nordaw diblí#aib." " Nípá fír són" ol Fergz^ ; " atát .VII. ríg 
sund d\n Mumu, 7 tricha. cét la cec^ nae, co#zc^otach dúimii nar 

185 nUltaib. Dob^Vsa cat^ duit," ol Ferg^j, " íor lár in dúnaid hitá^ 
cosna .VII. tnc/ztaib cétsiw 7 com thrichait chét fadéiw 7 co tnc//ait 
c^ét na nGahón. Acht ni t^acérsa anísiw," ol Fexgus ; " arlifiwni 
na hócu c//ena r^nágébat íorsint slóg. Sec//t trichait [57 a J cét 
déac lenni," ol Fexgus, " iss é lín ar ndúnaid cenmothá ar ndáes- 

190 corslúag 7 ar mná — ar itá a rígan la cac^ ríg sund hi comaitec^t 
Medba — 7 cenmot^á ar m^caému. Issé 'vit oc^t(mad) tricha 
chét déac inso .i. tricha cét na wGalión. Fodailt^r íón slóg ule." 
" Cumma. \em," ol Medb, " ac^t ná robat isin chaXx c^omraic 
itaat." Is ed dognith and iaxum, fodáilte in GaXwin fon slóg. 

195 Dollotáf ass arnabárac^ do Móin Chói\tra.e. Dosnárt^et oc^t 
fic^it oss nallaid a.nd i nóen a\a.im. Cúartait impu ; nosgonat 
íaxom. Nách airm thra iwbúi fer dowaib GaXionaib, is hé ar- 



1 Added over line ; leg. Flidais 2 Gl. .i. is feles 3 = forn 

4 com over the line 5 Gl. .i. rofetfaiwmais a denow 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 9 

ddaánaic, ac^t .V. oss aránic \n slóg ule diib. Dot/zaégat iarsudiu 
i mMag Trego, 7 scurit a#d, 7 arfognat doib. Asb^atsow is 
200 a.ndsin rogab Dubthac^ 'm láidseo : 

Atmaid nád cMalaid cosse costec^t fritress nDubt^aige: 
slúagad níwdub arubt^á iri Findbená mná Ailellá. 

Doficfe in slúagadac^ gébas ar c[^]e#d éte Murt^ewne 1 : 
íbait fiáic^ lúgbairt lac^t di gnáis inna. muccaide. 

205 Gébaid Crann 2 fóitec^ fníthu, 3 nísléicfe i Murt^ewniu, 

[YBL 17'] 

V<? roisc obair fer Féne ismt Sléb thúaid Oc^ai^iu. 5 

"Crib," ol Ailz'/l fri Cormac, " tait co comsaigid far mac. 
Ní b&aed 6 di maigib in buair náchrouba 7 fuam int sluaig." 

Bid caXh andso iarsiwdn uair 8 la Meidb co tnun int s^lúaig : 
210 Biait colnai de inc 9 de dianubtí in riastairt^i. 10 " 

Dosfopair t^rá ind [NJemain 11 lasodain, 7 nipsl sin adaig ba 
sámam dóib la buaidris 12 and athaich .i. Dubt^aich 13 tnana 
chodlad. 14 Foscerdad inambuidne 15 foc^étoir, 7 focherd dlrna 
mór dint slóg, co luid Meadb dia cosc. 16 Dot^Iagad iaxum co 

215 feótar i nGranairiud 17 Teat^ba túaisczVt. 18 

Dobret^ robad 19 6 Fergus isuidiu cu UUu ar c[h]bndalbai. 20 
Bátirside hi ceass colléic 21 acht CuchuXaind 7 a at^air .i. Sualtaim. 
Doluid Cuchulaind 7 a aXha\r iar ríchtai» 22 i«d robuid 6 Fergus 
co wbátar i «nlrardd Chuilleand 23 oc forcowét 24 int s^loig and. 

220 " Atá menma. int slóig and 25 anocht," 26 ol Cúchulaind iria. aXhaXr. 



1 The half-line has two superfluous syllables 2 leg. Crón 3 leg. friú 

4 Here begins the YBL. version 5 sléib túad OcAáini LU. 6 ttó LU. 

7 nacArobda LU. : leg. nárofubtha ? 8 iarsiwd úair LU. 9 de \né LU. : leg. 

dóine 10 dianubtAi \n ríastartAé LU. " Gl. .i. in Badb u budris LU. 

13 i«d atAig with .i. DubtAaig as a gloss LU. u cAotlud LU. . 15 sic, with 

another b over the line between e of buidne and th of Dubthaich ; irma buidne LU., 
recte " cAosc LU. 17 Gl. .i. Grofnard mdiu LU. 18 iar tabairt imtAúsa 

fo/dallaig íorsm slúag dar grellacAa 7 dar srutAra add. LU. 10 robud LU. 

20 c^ondalbi LU. 21 cess calléic LU. 22 íar ríacAtam LU. 23 i nlraird 

Cuille//d (.i. Crossa Cúil) LU. 21 f/-ecomét LU. 25 oco/n LU. 

26 i/mocAt LU. 



io TAIN B0 CUAILNGE 

"Ortha 1 húan// co rrobad 3 do \]\taib. Isnécensa 3 tec//t \nd cla.il 4 
Feidelmae Noic//ridi (.i. i ndáil a //incilti'' bái 8 i comsAr Conchu- 
\ahui' i ?/dor7//ainccht H ) cXvm glindiu fodein' dochoid fnae." Dogní 
ith 10 nerchomail iar//m ria tec//t, 7 scrlbais ogum ina menacc, 11 7 
225 focheird i niiac//tar 12 in choirt//i. 

Dobreth didt'u tuus na dírma 13 do Fergus riasind slóg. 
Luid Fergus didiu fordul mor fodeass 11 co íolrsed 1 * do h\]\tatb 
ttfrchomroc slóig. Ar c[h]ondailbi doroi«di 16 seo??/ sin. Airigthi 17 
Ailz/1 7 Medb an//ísi//. 18 Ba hand asb^rt Medb : 

230 " A Fergais, 19 is andam a/^ne cindus™ conaire inse. 21 

Fordu\ fades nó fothuaid, tíagmai tar cach naile tuaith. 

Atatág^adar 22 dia mbrath Ailill Aie lia sluagad, 
Ni t^arad 23 menmai/z cose do thuus na tt?//aire. 24 

Masa chon//albai 25 dogní, ná tuid na hechraidi. 26 
235 Bés adchotar nech aile do t^osac^ na conaire." 

Fergus respondtit 27 : 

" A Medb, cid nodmeadraisiu 28 ? Nl cosmail fri mrath i/zse. 
Is la hUltu, a bean, trá a tír tarndotuidisa. 

Ní /zar 29 amlesaib int 30 sluaig tíagu cac^ fordul a huair. 
240 Do imgabáil \n morgene i///madich 31 Mag Muirthemne. 

Ní ar//á corad mo chiall arna fordulo nowtíag, 32 
D//s:Í7/7gaib 33 ced iartai/z Coincku\aínd 3i mac Sualtaim." 

Tecaid trá co mbádar i //Irairdd Chuillen^. 35 Eirr 7 I/zdell, 
Foich 7 Fóchlam a ndá //ara, 36 it heiside nobltis remain riasi/z 

1 Gl. .i. eirg LU. 2 rrobud LU. 3 isiraécercsa LU., recte 4 i wdáil, LU. 
5 Ainailte LU. 6 bóiLU. 7 ZoncvXaind LU. 8 Gl. .i. fo chMíh LU. 9 fadem LU. 
10 id LU. n ina menacc added over the line : iwna menoc LU. 12 \m úac^tar LU. 
13 conaireLU. u 7budthuaidaddedovertheline 15 MS.foirs: fors LU. 16 doróni 

LU. 17 MS. airigi : airigthi LU. " m. LU. 19 FerguisLU. 20 ciwnas LU. 
21 ciwgme LU. 22 Mark of aspiration later : Atotágathar LU. 23 t/zarat LU. 
24 do t/zás mna conaXxe LU. 25 maso chonddXbi LU. 26 na tuíd i«na ec/zraidí LU. 
27 rorecair Fergwí LU. 28 notmedraisiu LU. ?9 h added later 30 s added 

under t 31 i/«ma«dig LU. 32 Over the last part of the strohe for n and above 
the t is added a mark of aspiration : notiag LU., recte 33 after dus is an erasure, 
followed by what looks like the siglum for ar\ iriwgaib LU. ; leg. inrimgaib 
34 Qoincuiaind LU. 35 Gl. .i. is fris asb*?rar Crossa Cuil mdiu LU. 36 ara LU., 
recte; after ara LU. adds : Cet[h]ri maic Iraird meic Ánchiwne, with the marginal 
note : no cet/m maic Nera meic Núado meic Taccam, ut \n alis librw \nuenitur 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE n 

245 slúag do imdidnad 1 a mbratnas 2 7 a fortcha 7 a mbrat, arnác^a- 
salc^ad dendgor in dírma. Fogabsadside i?zd nith focheard 3 
Cuchu\aind 7 airigsitar 4 in gleith 5 geltadar ind eich. Ar geltadar 
dá ech Súahaim a fér cona bun a talam ; lelgadar 6 immorro eich 
C^onchultfzW 7 in nur 8 corricce 9 na clocha i «degaid ind feuir. 

250 Suidit iarum co tánic in slQag, 7 ar^peittet 10 a nóes ciuil. Dos- 
berad i Wáim Fergusa maic Roeich 11 \n nith. Arolégszde 12 [i7 b ] 
\n nogum boi isi/zn it^. 13 Asber u Meadb iar tiac^tain : " cid 
frisiwanad sunn ? " ol Medb. 15 " A/zmai," or Fergz^r, " fris'm 
nith 16 ucat. 17 Atá ogum ina menuc, 18 7 is ed fil and : " ná tíac^ar 19 

255 sec^a co nhtar fer rolaa id samlaid cona énláim 20 7 oenslat diatá, 
7 friscuiriur mo p^opa Fergus." Flr," or 21 Feargz^, "Cúchu\aind 
rodlá, 7 it e a eich geltadar a 22 magso." Ocus domb^r 23 i llai^ in 
druad, 7 ca.cka.in Fergus in láidseo sís : 

"Id inso. Ced sloi/zdeas dúi/zd 24 ? Ind id cid 25 fothá 26 a rui# 27 ? 
260 Cia lln rolaa andse 28 ? In huat^ad 29 no in sochaide ? 

In déini erchóit dont sluag ma doc^oised huide húad 30 ? 
Findaid, a druidi, nl arsin, 31 cid frisifarcbad 32 int id. 

Crep^nais 33 churad caur rodlá, lánaingciss 34 for errida. 
Astud 35 ruirech, ferg in dáil, rolaa éníer co nénláim. 36 

265 In nác^ dia reir sluag ind rig, ingi ma rochoillset 37 fir, 
conidrolá uaib namá, oenfer amal fer ro?zlá 38 ? 
nochonetur acht andsm 39 ni frisicoirt^i 40 ind id." 

Id i#dso 7 rl. 

Asber 41 Fergos iarum Íriu : " ma sáraigt^e ind nidse, 42 " olse, 
270 <: nó ma tístai 43 secha, cia beth 44 i \\a\m dune nó i taig fo 45 glas, ricfe 

1 ididnad LU. 2 a bretnas LU. 3 fogabats/ífe \n nid foc^eird LU. 

4 Gl. .i. atconcot&r LU. 5 geilt LU. 6 Gl. .i. lowraiset LU. 7 da ech 

Concxúaind LU. 8 \n núir LU., recte 9 corrici LU. 10 Gl. .i. sennit LU. 

11 Fergusa. maic Róich LU. l2 Arlégaside LU. 13 isiwd id LU. u Asb<?rt LU. 
15 cid frismnanaid and LU. 16 after nith a letter has been erased 17 nucut LU., 
recte 18 i«na menucA LU. 19 ná tíagar LU. 20 óenlái/w LU. 21 olLU. 

«i» LU. ™dzm\>er LU., recte ** dún LU. 26 cia LU. 26 fotá LU., recte 
27 rún LU., recte 28 insé LU. 29 irni úated LU. 30 docoiset ude núad LU. 
31 a is added later under the preceding i 32 recte frisafarcbad 33 CrepAnas LU. 
31 lán aiwgces LU. 35 d added later over the line 36 ferg \n da óenfer 

co noerAdiim rolá LU., with the variant : feirg \n dáil rolá oenfer co /zóenláim 
37 i«ge má roc^oilled LU. 38 rolá LU. 39 insin LU. 40 frisicort//e LU., leg. 
frisacorthe 41 Asb^rt LU. 12 i« nidso LU. 43 nó ma tAíastá LU. ; leg. nó 

má thíastae ^ 1 beith LU. 45 fó LU. 



12 TÁIN BÓ CUAILNGE 

tttdead 1 i//d fir roscnb int ogo/// 2 ni//d, 7 génaidsi degui// dui//e 
díb ria maidi», 3 mani laa neach Daib id samlaid." <( Ní //áil dúi//di 
cm guin dui//e dín fbchétoir, ,, ol Ail/71. " Regmai for mu//ci/zd 
\ttá feda, .i. Fiddui//, 4 móir ucut fri/zd aíides, 7 ni regam tairiseo/// 

275 'iU'r." Roselgadar 5 na buidne iar//m in fit/i resna cairpt/rib. 6 
Iss ed ai//m in puirtsi// Slec//ta. 7 Sed alios libros so sls. Iar 
tíachtain dóib Fedadui// co //accadar in carpat 7 \ngen álai//d and, 
.i. anW roi//disimar remai//d tuas scél Feidelme banfát^a, com- 
bad sund in scélsi/z, 7 combad iarsin frecra dob^z-adsi for Meidb, 

280 noslechtai in fid .i. ." déca da///," or Medb, " co bia mo fec/ztsa." 
" Is an/zso dam ém," or indn i/zgen, " ní rolái//z suil toraib is'm fid." 
" Is ar bías 6n," or Medb; " silsimni in fid didiu ama/ si//." Is ed 
ai/zm in poirtsi// Slechta. 7 Is and atá Partragi. Feotar id.rum 
i Cuil Sibrilli .i. i Cenannus. 8 Ferais snec/zta mór forru co fernnu 

285 fer 7 co drochu carpad. 

Ba moch a madan arnabárac^ do érgiu. Nírbo sl sin 9 adaig 
robo sámam 10 dóib lasi?z snec&ta, 7 ní airgénsad 11 bíada doib iná 
adaigsi/z. Ní fo 13 moch didiu dolluid Cúc/iu\aind asa bandáil. 
Anais co foilc 7 co fot//raic. Dot/zoet 13 iaxum for lorc int slóig. u 

290 « Ní madlodmar 15 dó," ol Cúchu\aind, " ná mertamar hUltu. 
Roléicseoz/2 slog íorxu cen airi//.y. 16 Cure airddmes 17 dún tarsi/z 
slóg," ol Cuchu\aind fri Lóeg, " co fesamar lín int slóig. 18 " Dogní 
Lóeg an//Isi//, 19 7 asber fri Coi//chuW//£/ 20 : " is mesc lemsa," olse, 
" anísiu, ní. ermaissim." " Nl ba mesc adchiu 21 ac^t co rlsa," 

295 ol Cuchu\aind. " Tair isin charpat 22 [i8 a ] didiu," or Lóeg. 
Téit 23 Cuchu\aind isin charpat 24 7 focherd airddmi^ forsi// lorc 
iar céin moir. " Cid tussu," or Lóeg, " ní réid íort." " Is assa 
ém damsa," ol Cuchu\aind, " oldás daitseo. Air itáat trl búada 
formsa .i. búaid roisc, 7 i/zdtliuc^ta 7 airdmesa. Roláosa didiu 

1 a added later under the line 2 \n nogura LU. recte 3 ría mma.ta\n 

LU. 4 .i. fidduin, which is wanting m LU., is a gloss 5 raselgatár LU. 

6 carptib LU. 7_7 For sed ieg. secundum Here LU. has: Is a«d atá Partraige. Mad 
íar narailib 'vmmorro dorala a;zdso \ma.ca\\a.\m eter Medb 7 Fedelm ba»fáit[£], ama/ 
roiraiisiraar remoind. 7 da.no is iarsiwd frecra doratsi íor Medb roslecAtad \n fid, 
.i. "deca da#z," or Medb, "co bia mo fecMas." <4 Is ansa da#z," or ind i/zgen 
"ni roláiw súil toraib isiwd fid." "Is ar bías ó«," or Medb ; " silsimini \n fid." 
Dognit[h]<?r dano anísiw, comd sed a\nm \n puirtsi» Slect^ta LU. 8 In LU. .i. 
Cennawnas is a gloss 9 hí s\n LU. 10 ropa sim LU. u ní argénsat LU. 

12 po LU. 13 dot&et LU. ; leg. dotét u s added later under the line. 15 ní 
málodmar LU. 16 airfiwí LU. 17 airdmiw.r LU. 18 s added later under the 

line. 19 anísiw LU. 20 Coiwculaz'w^ LU. 21 atchíu LU. ; leg. adcichiu ? 

32 carpat LU. ; leg. assin charput ? 23 tic LU. 2 * carpat LU. ; leg. assin charput ? 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 13 

300 trá" olse, " fomus forsi/znísÍTz. 1 Ocht trichait cet .x 2 . immorro 
'mso," olse, " ara rím, acht forodlad int oc/ztmad tnc^a cet 3 áeaá 
fon slóg nuile, coniá mesc fria x\m .i. tricha cet na nGaileo?z. 5 " 

Dolluid Cuchxúaind iaxum timchell iná slóig co mbái 6 oc 
Áth Gabla. 7 B*/znaid 8 gabail i siuidiu 9 óenbém cona. c[h]loideb 10 , 7 

305 saidi^j 11 for meáon na glaissi, cona. dícht^et^ carpat fnae disiu 
nác^ anall. Dofz^get 12 oco Eirr 7 I^dell, Foich 7 Fochlam a 
ndá ara. Benaidsi 13 a ceithri ci;/d 14 díb 7 focheird for ceitheora 15 
ben«a in c[h]ramd. 16 Is de atá Áth Gabla 17 andsizz. 18 

Tíagaid iar^m eich in c[h]ethrair ind agaig 19 int slóig, 20 7 a 

310 fortcha 21 ford^rga foraib. I/zdar leó ba ca.th bái 22 ara ciná is'mn 
át^. 23 Dot^áet 24 buiden húadib do áésc'm 25 iná átha.. Ní facadar 26 
ní and acht 21 slicAt 'má 6encharp#z'/, 7 in gabal 28 cusna. ceithri 
cmnu 29 7 ai«m nogaxm iarna scriba.no 30 ina tóeb. Ric in slúag uli 
lasodai?z. " \n diar muintz'mi na cenda ucut ? " or Medb. " Is 

315 diar muiwterni 31 6n 7 is diar forglidib," or Ail//1. Ardoléga 32 fer 
díb 'm nogum robúi 33 i tóeb na gabla .i. óenfer rodlá 34 in gabal 35 
cona. oenláim, 7 ní tésid seac^a, 36 concXaxaXa. nech díb 37 co^ia. óenláim 
cenmot^á Fergus. " Is ma.chta.th, n ol Ailz'/l, " a t^raiti 38 rorabít^ 39 
in cethror." " Ná bad ed bas mac^tad lat," ol Fergz^ ; " bad 

320 béim na gabla dia 40 bun oenbém, 7 masa 41 óenleód a bun, is 
crichiude, 42 7 a intsáthud 43 in tuc^tsa, ol ní chlaidi 44 roclas rempe, 
7 is a hiarthuir^ carpait rolaad co noen\a.im." " Dingaib dí//d 
i?zd éigi/zsea, 46 a Feargz^ ," ol Medb. " Tucaid carpat da^msa 
trd" ol Ferg?ts y " #??zdatucsa as, co /zdercass 47 in óenleúd a bun." 

325 Brisus is Fergws iaxum .Illl. 49 ca.rptiu déac dia chaxrptib™ compo 51 

1 forsanísm, LU. 2 och\t\ tric[h]ait chét deac LU. 3 c^et LU. 4 MS. dh u 
5 .xxx. chct na «Galión LU. 6 mbo\ LU. 7 Ath Grena LÚ. 8 béTzaid LU. 9 suidiu 
LU. 10 claidiub LU. n saidsius LU. ; leg. sáidsius 12 MS. dofwrcet altered to 
dofwrget ; dofuircet LU. ; leg. dafuircet ? cf. Wb. 25 b i6. 13 benaidsow LU. 

14 cinnu LU. ; leg. a cethri chenna 15 cet^ora LU. 16 na gabla LU. 17 After 
ath a letter has been erased : Ath nGabla LU. 18 om. LU., which has the gloss : 

.i. oc BelocA Caille More fri Cnogba atuaid 19 i «agid LU. 20 s added later 

below 21 fortchai LU. 22 bá catA bói LU. 23 ismd áth LU. 24 dot^éit 

LU. : leg. dotéit 25 recte décsin 26 acatárLU. 27 added later over the line 

28 gabul LU. 29 leg. cosnaib cethrib cennaib 30 scribewd LU. ; recte scríbund 

31 muiwtirni LU. 32 o added later below the line ; ardléga LU. ; leg. arléga 33 robói 
LU. 34 rodlá LU. ; leg. rolá ? 35 gab" LU. ; leg. gabuil 36 secce LU., 

recte 37 uáib LU. ; over the line in YBL. is added id snmlaid 38 t^rraite LU. 

39 robít/t LU. 40 a added later under the line : di LU. 41 mássu LU. 42 cn'c/tidiu 
de LU. 43 s added later under the line : iwtádud LU. 44 claide LU. 

45 \2iXthur LU. 46 \n necinseo LU. 47 -dercais altered to -dercass : -dercaiss 

LU. ; leg. -dercastar ? 48 brissis LU. 49 cetri LU. 50 leg. dia cairptib 

51 cowbo LU. 



i 4 TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

assa c[h]arpad ] feisi?/ dosmb^rt 2 a talmai//, ™ ?/acadar ba oenleúd 
a bun. " Is tabart//a do airi," ol Oil//l, " i//dz/.r in c/zcneóiP 
cosatíagam, Ergnad" cách húaib a bíad — nlrbo sám dúil/irráir 
lasi// sncc//ta — 7 iftdister dún ní do imt//cac//taib 7 do airscélaib 

330 in c\_h]c?icni\ c//.?atíagam." 

Is andsi// trá adfeasa doib imt//ec//taC7/?zculrtz////. Imc/zoz//airc 7 
Ail/71 iar/////: " I/zn é Couchobar dorigne inso H ?" " Nác// e," or' 
Fcrgus ; "ni tefg^adside 1 " co hor crichi ccn lín catha imbi." 
" O/'s/. \nn é Celtc//air 11 mac CuithzV/z> 12 ? " " Nác/z hé. Ni t//ar- 

335 gadside co hor críchi cen lín cat/za imbi." " Oz's/. i//n é Eógan 
mac Dert//ac//t 13 ? " "Nác/z é," ol Fcrgus, "ní t/zargadside tar or 
c^ríchi 11 cen tnc^a cét carpat 15 n'wir'mn imbi. Is hé fer dogénad 
i/z gni///," ol Fergz/j, " Cúc[h]z/l<2zW; is é nobenfad a crand 
oenbéim 16 dia 17 bun, 7 nogénad in cethrar in p/aipi 18 ro///bít//a, 7 

340 daragad 19 docho/// críc/zi 7 a ara." 

" Ct'ndus fer, 20 " ol 21 Ailz'/l, " in Cú rochúalamar la hUUu ? Cia 
aes in gilla 22 s'm is airrdric 23 ? " " Ní ansa, ém," ol Ferg/zj- ; " i/zna 
[i8 a ] c[h]úiced bUadain luid dia chui/zdchid 24 gasgid 26 cusi/z 
mtfcraid do Emai/2 Macha 26 ; isin seacAtmad 27 b\mdain luid do 

345 foglaim gaiscid 7 cleas 28 la Scát^aich, 29 7 luid do thochmorc 
nEmeiri 30 ; isinn ochtmad 31 blíadain gabais gaisced. \ún 
seachtmad 32 b\\s.datn déc a oes i//d i/zbaidsi. " An/z é 33 s'm as 
ansam fil la hUltu ? " ol Medb. " For cach nái ém," ol Fergos. 
" Ní fairgébasu ar do chmd laech bas ansu///, 34 ná ri//d bis 

350 áithig^iu, 35 ná fíach bus feoilchairiu 36 ná bas bus athluime, ná láth 
bus lui//diu, ná comlond aesa 37 radsia co tnan, 38 ná leó bus feochra, 
ná cláriud^ 39 comlaind, ná ^ord esoircne, 40 ná co//zla ergaile, ná 
bráth for buidne, ná hergairi morslúaig bas i/zdraiciu. Ní 

1 c^arput LU. 8 dosbert LU. 3 oaca LU. 4 oi added later under the line 
5 érgnad LU. 6 dóib LU. 7 airc on an erasure : iwcowarc LU. 8 seo LU. 
9 ol LU. 10 The mark of aspiration is later " CeltcAar LU. 12 Uthidir LU., 
recte 13 Durtec/tt LU. u tar or co cocricAe LU. ; leg. tar or cocriche 15 MS. 
cairp" : cen tnchait carpat LU. 16 óenbémira LU. 17 a added later under the 

line : di LU. 18 \n cet^rur ucut hi prapi LU. 19 doragad LU. 20 cimias fir 
LU. 21 or LU. 22 gillai LU. 23 irdairc LU. 24 There is a dot above and 
a dot below the first h 25 dia chuindchid gasgid ; gasgid added later over the line : 
dia cluc/nu LU. 26 MacAi LU. 27 isirct óess^LU. 28 c&less LU. 29 ScáLfcaig 
LU. 3o 7 luid . . . Emeiri o?n. LU. LU. has a marginal note : obicitwr tochmarc 
Emire deso 3l ismt sec/ttmad LU. 32 isiwt secMmad LU. a3 inn é LU. 

34 The siglum for m is later : awdsu LU. recte 35 An erasure between the first h 

and z'; the mark of aspiration is later : bas áigt^idiu ná bas altnidi ná bas atAlaiwi 
LU. 36 ná fíach .... luindiu : nó lát/s bas hrmniu ná fiác/t bas feólc/íairiu LU. 

37 a sésa LU., recte 38 ródsá co tn'án LU. 39 Aspiration added later: cláriud 

LU. 40 In /*ord the mark of aspiration is later: hóxá esorct/ze LU. 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 15 

fuaircifesa 1 and fer rosasad a ais 7 a fás 2 7 a errid 3 7 a erúath 7* a 
355 earrlabra 7 4 a ái/ziz/i- 7 4 a airrdricus 5 7 4 a gut^ 7 4 a chruth 7 4 a 
cumachts. 7 4 a chruas 7 4 a cleas 6 7 4 a gaisced 7 4 a béim 7 4 a bruth 7 4 
a barand 7 4 a búaid 7 4 a brát^ 7 4 a búadraisi 7 4 a foraim 7 4 a 
foimsigi 7 7 4 a fíanc[h]oscor 7 4 a déni 7 4 a t/^airp/zigi 8 7 4 a 
dechrad, co clius 9 nonbxxir for cach rind anW Choi/zchulai/zd. 10 " 
360 Formolta Conchulaind andsi/z. 11 

" Ní dénaimsea baa desi/z," ol Meadb ; " i /znoenchorp atá 12 ; 

fodaz//z gui#, nl mou gabáil, lasi/mi 13 is aes ingi/ze m^cdac^t 

insi/z, 7 ní t^angadar a fergní//za beos." " Ní ^ar 14 ni son," ol 

Fergus. " Ní ba 15 mac^tad," ol Fergus, " daggní//z do dénam 

365 dosom 16 'mdiu. Ar cid i/ztan robo sósam, 17 bátir ferrdai a gnima." 

"Altasow ém," ol 18 Ferg^j, 19 " la athair 7 la máthair™ oconn 

dairggd^ig 21 hi Maig 22 Murthemne. Adfesa dó airscéla na ma- 

craidi 23 i/zn Emai/z. 24 Air biit tri chóecaid 25 macc and," ol Fergus, 

" oca 26 cluithi. 27 Is amlaid domel Conc/^ob^r a flaith: a 28 trian ind 

370 lái oc décsai/2 29 na m^craidi 23 , a tnan naill oc imbi'rt fichtilli, 30 a 

trian anaill 31 oc 61 corma 32 conidgaib codlad de. Cia bemni for 

loinges ria//z, 33 ni fil ind Ere 34 óclaig bus amru," ol Fergus. 

Guidig 15 Cú 36 da 37 máthaix didiu a lécad 38 dochom na 39 ma- 
craide. " Ní rega," ol a máthair, " conditroib cóemt^eac^t di 
375 ánrot^aib Ulad" " Rochían limsa anad íri sodai/z," ol Cuchu- 
\aind. " Inchoiscsiu damsa cet/z \cth atá Emai/z." " Fua 
tMait^ 40 amne," ol a máthair, " 7 is doraid an /zuidi, 41 " olsi, " atá 
Slíab Fhúaid 42 etruib." " F)ober indus^ fair," ol Cuchu\ai?id, 
"ami/*. 44 " 
380 Téit as ia.rum, 7 a scíath slisean 45 lais 7 a bunsach riam 46 7 a 

1 fuircébasu LU. 2 /added later over the line : LU. ás 3 erriud LU. 

4 om. LU. 5 irdarcwj LU. 6 cAless LU. 7 fówsigi LU. 8 tarptigi LU. ; 
leg. tairpthigi 9 c under the line 10 CAomculaind LU. n Formolta . . . 

andsin om. LU., which has above between the columns opposite Cmdasflr the note : 
ina formolta ircso sís 12 i «óenc^orp atasráe LU. 13 lasanní LU. ; leg. lasaní 

14 The mark of aspiration is later : ar LU. 15 bo LU., recte. 16 dossom LU. 

17 ba soosow LU. 1S ol on an erasure 19 the mark of aspiration is later 

20 la máthazV 7 la athair LU. 21 The mark of aspiration is later 22 i mmaig LU. 
23 macraide LU. 21 i wEmaiw LU. 25 leg. cóecait 26 a added later under 

the line : oc LU. 27 clucAiu LU. recte '^ om. LU. 2e déscin LU. 

30 fidchille LU. 31 naill LU. recte 32 cAorma LU. 23 om. LU. M i nÉre LU. 
35 gudid LU. recte 36 Cúculaind LU. 37 día LU. 38 lécud LU. 

39 na on an erasure 40 fa tAúaid LU. 41 a nude LU. recte 42 sliab 

added later over fhuaid ; slíab fuáit LU. 43 iwdass LU. 44 amim LU. 

45 slissen LU. 4G misplaccd ; it should follow fochcrded a bunsach, as in LU. 



16 TAIN HO CÚAILNGE 

lorg áne 7 a líathróid. Focherded a bunsac/z rtwdagaibetA resíu 
dorodsad 1 a bun for lár. Téit cosna maccu \aru7n cen naidw 
a feesma 3 foruib. 8 Ar nl théiged nech cucu ina cluichimag co 
//arnasta a feesam. NT fidí>seo/8 anwlsitf. 4 " Nosaraigedar 5 

385 in m#c," ol Mallamai;* m/zc Conc[h]obair, [19*] " seach 
rafetamar 7 is di \]\taib do. Arguittis" dó : : aigid 9 foo. Foc^erdat 
an trl coect^a 10 bunwsac^ fair, 7 arsisetar isi« scíath 11 slisen huile 
leisseow. 12 Focherdat á'mo i lllathróiti huile 13 fairseom, 7 
nosgaibseo;/* cac^ oen líathroid ina ucht. Focherd dlno an tri 

390 .LLL. lorg 14 ána fair. Araclichsom <rtf;/ác/zrángadar, 15 7 gabais 
airbir dTb 16 fria ais. RTasdarda imbiso;/z 17 i suidiu. Indar lat ba 
indarcan 18 asnortt cach foiltne ina chend lasa co;/zérgi 19 co7?érr3icht. 
I;/dar lat ba óebell 20 tened bói for cacA óenfmda and. 21 ladais 
indala 22 súil co?ma,rbo lethiu andás 23 cró snát^aidi. Asoilg 24 alaile 

395 comba mor 25 béolu fidchoich. 26 Doéraig dia glainlni 27 corrigi a 
háu. 28 Asoilgg a béolu coa i//airddriuch cowbo ecna a inchraes. 29 
Atrecht 30 in luan láth asa 31 mullach. 32 Beniá fona maccu iarum. 
Doscara .L. macc díb 33 slu rístais c\orus nEmna. Forrumai 
wonbor díb 34 t^oramsa 35 7 Conc/iobar ; bá;/*ur 36 oc imirt íitbchtlle. 

400 \Áng\ásom áino zl tarsi^ fich/// i ndedaig a n<?/zbair. 38 Gabaid 
Conchobar a rig. " Ní maith arrailt^ 39 in macroth* " ol Con- 
chobar. " Deit//bz> damsa, a p^opa, 41 a 42 C^onc^obar, 43 " olse. 
" Dosroac^t do chXuichiu 5m t^aig bm máthair 7 óm avhair, 7 nl 
maith robádar 44 frim." " Cia diatá in m#£so 45 ? " ol Gwc^obar, 



1 dorótsad LU. 2 fóesama LU. 3 fo/ru LU. recte ; at the bottom of the page 
YBL has iorxo in the text hand with no visible mark of reference 4 fitirsow 

anísi/z LU, with the gloss .i. \n ges bói foraib 6 nonsaraigedar LU. ; leg. 

nonsáraigedar 6 under m is addedy : Follo///o« LU. 7 rafetawar LU. 

8 arguntís LU. 9 before aigid there is a horizontal strolce, and before 

that on an erasure is a peculiar svmbol which we cannot decipher : benaid LU. 
10 á tri cóecta LU. n MS. ciath ; over c, on an erasure, is something 

that may be meant for s 12 lesseo/« LU. 13 dano a líat^róite 

uli LU. u focAer" dano an tri .lll. lórg LU . : leg. focerdat dano a trí cóictea lorg 
15 onacArawcatár hé LU. 16 díib LU. 17 ríastart/%a i///miseo/« LU. 

18 ti/marcan LU. 19 co/wérge LU. 20 Aóibell LU. 21 and added later 

over the line : fi/mu LU. 22 mdara LU. 23 i«dás LU. 24 asóilgg LU. 

25 co/wbo móir LU. recte 26 midc^úaicA LU. 27 In the MS. it looks 

like glaímm 28 corici a ho\x LU. 29 inc^roes LU. ; leg. ginchróes 

30 atreac^t LU. 31 láitA assa LU. 32 mull" LU. ; leg. mulluch 33 diib LU. 
34 díib LU. 35 t/zoro/rasa LU. 36 bámár LU. 37 daxio LU. 38 fidcAill 

i /zdegaid \nd nónbuir LU. 39 Above the line between the two rs s has been 

added later ; airrailter LU. 40 macrad LU. 41 popa LU. 42 otn. LU. 

43 Qhonchób" LU. ; leg. Chonchobuir 44 ro/«batar LU. recte 45 MS. •inrso. 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 17 

405 " 7 cia th' ai^mseo ? ' n " Setanta mac Súaltaim ato^comai^m- 
sea, 2 7 mac Deichdene 3 do fetharsu. Ní po ádig mo c[h]onféri 4 
sund." "Ced ná ronais 5 do fóesamsu dino G forsna m<zccu?" 
ol Conc[h~\obar. " Ni fetarsa a.nnísin?" ol Cuchulaind. " Gaib id 
lái#2 mo faesam airt^o diafo/." " Atmu," ol Conchobar. Laso- 
410 dam doellaso^ forsi/z macraid sechnón in taigi. 8 " Ced tái 
dino* dóib i/mosa ? " ol Conchobar. " Co ronastar a fóesam 
son 9 formsa dino?" ol CuchuXaind. " Gaib id laim didiu" ol 
Conchob<z?\ " Atamu, 10 " ol CuchuXaind. Lotar uile 11 isa cluithea- 
maic/z 12 iarum, 7 atarac^tar 13 in maic hi roslasa and. Fosrá- 
415 t^atar a ^muimi 7 a naiti." 

" Feacht and 13a dino?" or Fergos, " intan ba gilla, ní c^odlad 14 
i n^Emai^ 15 Macha co maitirc. 15a " " I^dis dam," or 16 Conc[h]obar 
fns,"cid ná cotlai ind Emam, a ChúchukzW-? 17 " " Ní c^odlaim 18 
cen chomard frim 18 c[h]end 7 írim chosa." Dobreth 'mrum la 
420 Conc^ob^r coirt^i 19 fria chenn 7 araile fria 20 chosa, 7 dogní 21 
imdae foleith dó eturru. 

" Luid in fec^t naile dino 6 araile fer dia dúscad 22 som, co 
mbenso7/z dia durn/z i^na étan, co ruc tulc[h]lár 23 i^d étai/z, co 
mbái 24 forsmn 25 i^chind, 7 cort^rascair co rigid in coirt^e. 26 
425 " Rofeas," or Ailz7/, " robbad dornw caurad 7 robad 27 rig ruanada." 
" Osin trá," or 28 Fergz^-, " ni laimtiseo;^ díuscad 29 co «dúisced 
a enur. 30 " 

" Bái in fecht naile 31 di;z0 6 oc aine líathroidi 32 i maig in cluithi 33 
fri hEmaiw an/zair 34 . Doleith do dino Z5 a óenur frisna tri c^oectu 36 

1 cia diata . . . ainmsea : "Cia tA'ammseo ? " ol Conchobor LU. 2 atom- 

c/fcowmaicse LU., recte 3 Dec^tere LU. 4 chonpére LU. 

a ronass LU. 6 d&no LU. 7 anísm LU. 8 setAnón \n taige LU. 

9 foesow LU. ; leg. fóesamsom 10 atmu LU. u uili LU. 12 cluicAemaig LU. ; 
leg. cluichemag 13 ataracAtatár LU. 13a nawd LU. u The second 

d in a later hand : cAotlad LU. 15 i «Emam LU. 15a mataiw LU. 16 ol LU. 
17 iwd Emaira a Chuchul - om. LU. 18 ni c^odlaim and r of frim have 

been added later. For ni chodlaim, etc. LU. has " ní dénaiw," or CvLcuLaind, " cen 
c^omard frim c^end 7 frz'm cÁossa." Perhaps the text from which YBL came had 
a Chúchulaind. ní dénaim or Cuchúlaind, and the scribe's eye wandered to the 
second Cúchulaind. Then ni chodlaim would be a conjecture to supply the lacuna. 
19 coirtAe LU. 20 The a has been added later under the line 21 dognítA LU. 

22 duscud LU. 23 tulcAlár LU. 2 * mbói LU. 25 forsind LU. 

26 \n cortAe cá rigid LU. 27 robbó dord niad 7 ropo LU. 28 ol LU. 

29 ní lairatAesozw do dúscud LU. 30 Written, as often, enu, with the siglum 

for ur over the u ; óenur LU. 31 aile LU. 32 áni 

líat[h]raiti LU. 33 clucAe LU. ; leg. chluchi 3 * anair LU. 35 d*no dó LU. 
36 cóectu LU : leg. cóectea 

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iS TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

am macc, Conbomg&th} airthiu larutn cach cluichiu [i9 b ] ind ind?^- 
sin chaidche.' Gabaid in gilla oc suidiu imbirt a dorn^ foraib, 
co napad 3 .L. macc díb. 4 Téit ior teithed 5 lasodain co mbói fo 
adurt imdai Chonchóbiúr. Concrgcd*' \]\aid imbi ; conéirgi/«- 
sea 7 C[h]onc//obdT laiseow. Conéirigseo/» fon imdsL 1 d\no H co 

435 corastar \n ni;/;dai de° cosi/2 tn'cha 10 lát^ ngaile robái 11 indi, co 
mbai 1 - ar 13 lar in tigi. Saigid 14 \J\aid imbi lasodai/z isi/z tig. 
" Córaigmaidne 15 i&ntm" or Fergz^, " 7 slt/zaigmit 10 in macraid 
friseow iarsi/z." 

" Bái imnissi 17 chat/za 1 * itz> Ultaib 19 7 Eógan mac Durt/zac^t. 20 

-uoTlagaid UW^don.c/zatA Fíícobarsom 21 mna chodlad. 22 Mait//i 23 
for U\tu. Fácabair 4 Conc[h]obar 7 C[h]uscraid Mend Macha 7 
sochaidi 25 mór olc//ena. Dosuisceoso/zz 26 a ngol. Sínithi iaru//z, 
co memdadar in dá liicc robádar imbi. Hi fiádnaisi Bricriu 27 
hucut dorónad," ol Fergz^. " Atraig lasodain. Cotricimsea fris 

445 i ndorus lis 28 7 mé adgáiti. 29 " Fuit ! Dia do bet/za 30 ! a p/zopo, a 
Fergais 31 " olse. " Cate 32 Conc/iobar ?" " Ni íetarsa," olmé. 
Téit ass iarum. Ba dorcha ind agaig. 33 Fóbair a nármach. Co 
/zacca ara chi;zd in fer 7 \eth a chi/zd fair 7 let// fir 34 aile for a 
muin. "Congna lem, a Chuchu\aind" olse. " Rombít/z, 7 tucus 

450 \eth mo brát/zar ar 35 mo muin. Ber sist lim." " Ní bér," olse. 36 
Lasodai/z focherd 37 in nairi dó. Focherdso//z 37a de, Imasi/zit[hjar 
doib. Doscart/^ar Cuchu\aind. Co cúala ní, in boidb di/zaib 
collaib. " Olc damna loich 38 fil a/zd fo chosaib aurd/'ag/z. 39 " Laso- 
dai;/ fanéraig 40 Cuchu\aind 7 benaid a chend de cossi/z 41 luirg 

455 ái/ze, 7 gaibig 42 i//zmán líat/zroide riam darin /zármaig. 43 "Hi 43a fail 
mo popa 44 Conc^obar isi/zn 45 ármaigse?" Frisgairside 46 dó. Téit 
chuici, coni/zd//aca 47 isin c[h]lud, 7 roboi i/zdnúir 48 imbi do cach leith 
dia dic[h]lith. " Cid dia tudchadso 49 isin nármaig//, 50 " ol Conchobtf/-, 

1 conhóing LU. 2 ind iwdassm caidc/ze LU. 3 íwzidapad LU. 4 díib LU. 
5 tec/zed LU. 6 conexget LU. 7 fón imdii LU. 8 dano LU. 9 de added 

over the line ; de in nbndái LU. 10 .XXX. LU. : leg. trichait n robói LU. 

12 wbóiLU. • 13 forLU. 14 sedaitLU. 15 córaigmitni LU. 16 sídaígmít 

LU. n Bói imnisse LU. 18 t/za added later over the line 19 Ul" LU. 20 nDur- 
tacAt LU. 21 facabarso/» LU. 22 c/zotlud LU. 23 Maiti LU. 24 facabar LU. 
25 socAaide LU. 26 doíúsciseom LU. 27 leg. fíad Bricre ? 28 ind lis LU. 

29 atAgáite LU. 30 hethu LU. 31 a popa Fer° LU. 32 Cáte LU. 33 adaig LU. 
34 fir on an erasure 35 = for 36 orse LU. 37 focAéirt LU. 37a foceirdsow LU. 
38 damnae \kich LU. 39 The mark of aspiration is later: c^ossaib aurddrag LU. 

40 fónérig LU. 41 cosmd LU. 42 gabaid LU. 43 darin mag LU : leg. darsa mag 
«a i n LU., recte 44 p/ítopa LU. 45 isiwd LU. 46 The first s is added over 

the line 47 <:<widnacca LU. 48 iwd úir LU. ; leg. ind úr 49 tánac LU. 

50 The mark of aspiration is later : isinnármag LU. ; leg. isa nármag 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 19 

" co nadechwí 1 úathbás and ? " Tanocaib as'm c[h]lud lasodain. 

460 Ní taurgébad 2 seiser Vmni dia thrénferaib hUlad 3 ni ba calma. 4 
" Tair rui/zd 5 don tig ucut," ar Conc/zobar, 6<i co ^dernai tenid dam 
and." Atáiseo^ thenid móir dó. "Mait& di?Z0," or Con- 
chobar,* " dianamt/nasad 7 muc fonait^i 8 robadambeó." " Ragsa 
íwzdatucc," or 9 Cuchulaind. Teid as 10 'mrum, co ^accai in fer ocond 

465 fuloc/^t i medó^ i^d feda, indara lám dó 11 cona. gaisced 12 inti, ind 
lám naill 13 oc fuizze 14 in tuircc. Ba mór a úat/zmaire ind fir. 
FanópairseoM araba, 7 dober a chend 7 a muic lais. Loi/zgid 
Conchobar 15 in torc. " Tíaga^ diar tig," or Conchobar. Cotre- 
cat 16 íri Cuscraid mac Conc^ob<z*>. Batar cXmo 1 ' 1 tromgona fair- 

470 sidi. Dobeir Cúchulaind fora muin. Dolotar 18 iaxum a triur co 
hEmain Mao£a. 

"Fecht aile áino 1 ' 1 bádar Ulaid ina 19 nÓQÍndin. Ní bí noendÍTz 20 
\inni iarum," for Fergus, " for mnáib 7 for 21 m^ccaib, nách for nec^ 
bís fri críchnUWaneac/2tair,nac/i forConch^/<2zW, 22 7fora athair. 23 

475 Tonnecad tri n<??zbair 24 [20 a ] a hi/^sib Faichi. 25 Lotar fori^d 
íarleas, 26 ta.n bámar inar naindin. 21 Eigid in bandtrocht isin 2 * lis. 
Boi in m^craid 29 i maig cluithi. 30 Dot&íagadside 31 fona 32 héigme. 
Amal atchondcadar 33 in m/zcraid 34 na íiru duaibseao&a, 35 tíagait 
ar 36 teiched uili acht CuchuXaind a oenur. Imbertside na lam- 

480 lecca foraib 7 a luirg áne foraib. Marbaid nonbur dib, 37 7 

fácbaid 38 .L. cned fairseo^ 39 7 documlaX ass 'mrum olchena. Fer 

dorigne 40 inna. gníwradasa 41 i nrabadar 42 slána 43 a chóic bliadna, 

nírbo machtnad 44 ce nofoisced a cenda 45 don c[h]ethrz/r 46 ucut." 

" Rofeadarsa 47 ém in gillasi^," ol ConaW Cernach, " 7 nl 

1 The a, which is not wanted, has been added later under the line ; co «deoc^ais LU. 
2 t^wrcébad LU. 3 di trenferaib \J\ad LU. 4 bad c/blma LU. 5 reow( j LU . 
6 - 6 co «dernai — Conchobar om. LU. : the scribe's eye had wandered from the first 
Conchobor to the second 7 díanowt^ísad LU. ; recte díandomthísed 8 mucc 

fonaitAe LU. 9 ar LU. 10 Téit ass LU. n do is written under an erasure 

13 gaisciud LU. 13 recte aile 14 funi LU. 15 iarsin add. LU. 

16 Condrec&t LU. 17 dano LU. 1S dollotár LU. " iwna LU. 

20 bói noendew LU. 21 om. LU. — Comcul LU. ; leg. Coinchulaind 

23 LU. adds : 7 ane ní lamar fuligud forrosom. Ar conscesc'mg (/^.conscing) in cess 
ior \nt\ nodgom no a met^ no a garséle 24 nónbor LU. 25 FáicAe LU. 

26 ior'm níarless LU. 27 noendiw LU. 28 ismd LU. 29 macrad LU. 

30 'm c\wch\ LU. 3l doíagatsráe LU ; recte dotíagatside 32 fóna LU. 

33 dXchonc&t&x LU. 34 macrad LU. 35 firuduba : duabsecAa LU. : the r and 

duba are in a different ink 36 = for 37 diib LU. 3H facbait LU. 39 e later 

undertheline 40 dorigni LU. 41 gniwasiw LU. 42 innaptar LU. 43 Thefinal<z 

added later under n : lán LU. 44 macMAad cenathísed co //or cocrichi 7 LU. 

45 ce noeisged a ciwnu LU. 46 r added later under the line : don cAetror LU. 

47 Rafetawmár LU. 

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20 TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

485 mcsaide 1 fna fis, is dalta dún. Ní fo ciarc 2 iarsi?/ gnlm adchúaid 
Fcrgus i/zdosa 3 co «dernasora béit 4 naile. Dia forngenai 5 Culai/zd 
c/5erd fi óegedec//t do C[h]o«c[h]ob«r, 7 asb^rt Caulaind 8 'mrum na 
bad sochaide nabert/za 9 chucai, air ni pu da t/zír ná feranw 10 dó a 
fuirec dorigne, 11 achl do t^orad 12 a dá lám 7 a tharnguir. Luid 13 

490 ia.rum 7 .L. carptf/ 14 imbi do neoch ba sruitheam 7 bas airegdu 
ina churad. 15 

" Adell Conchobar lais iaxttm a cluichimag. 10 Ba bés 17 dó 
dogrés a nadall 7 a tadall oc teacAt 7 oc tuideac/zt do chumd- 
chid 18 a mb^wdac^ta 19 cz^na m^ccu. Co wacai izxum Coinc^u- 

495 \aind w oc ái/z líat/zróidi frisna trl coectu macc, adb^t 21 a roena 
foru. 22 Intan ba ham phuill dognltis, nolínadsow 23 in poll dia 
líathroidib, 7 ni c&wgaidis 24 a ersclaide. 25 Intan bátir hésseow 26 
huile dobicdis 27 in poll, araclic^emsom 28 a énur 29 connH téiged cid 
én 30 líathróid iná. Antan 31 ba ni//zt[h]rasc?7zd 32 dognitis, dosras- 

500 cradsom 33 na tri cóectu macc a óenur, 7 níco?zc[h]o#zraiced 34 
imbiseoM lín a t[h]rascart^a. Intan dino 35 ba niwdíreach 
dognítis, 36 dosnirgedso^ 37 uli co ^bítis tornoc^ta, 7 noconrucdai- 
som zs immorro cid a delg asa brotsora nawma. 

" Ba hamra la Conchobar an/zism. 39 Asb^tside in et^rbied 

505 an gni;/za 40 acht tiac^t 41 doib co óes ferdada. 42 Asbert cach itzr- 
dobied. 43 Asb^t 44 Conchobar fri Qo'mchu\aind i!> : "Tairr 46 lem," 
olse, "don flid 47 dia tiagam fobíth ad 48 óegi." " Nidow 49 sáitheac^ 
dom cMuithi 50 beos, a p^opa, a C^onc^ob<zz>, 51 " ol in gilla. 



1 messaite LU. = O. Ir. messa de 2 After cia.n there is an erasure : ní pu 

cAían LU. 3 mdossa LU. 4 bét LU. 5 There are two dots in paler ink, 

the one above/, the other below r ; íorgéni LU., recte 6 Caulawd cerdd LU. 

7 Conchob. LU. 8 Caularcd LU. 9 nobertha, LU. ; O. Ir. noberthe 

i° du tMr na feruwd LU. « dorigni LU. 12 t/zorud LU. 13 Conchob" add. LU. 
14 MS. cairp" : carpaí LU. 15 ba Aseregdu iraia caurad LU. 16 cluc^emag LU. 
17 dzno add. LU. 18 cAuiwgid LU. 19 a bennachda. LU. 20 CóncuV LU. ; 

leg. Coinculaind 21 7 birt LU., recte 22 forru. LU. 23 rolinadsom altered from 
rolinatsom LU. 24 cAwracaitis in maicc LU. 25 ersclaige LU. 26 heseow LU. 
27 dobictis LU. ; recte dobidctis 28 aracMic^edsowz LU. ; leg. araclichedsom 

29 óenur LU. 30 óen LU. 31 Intan LU. 32 d on an erasure ; after it a letter 
(r ?) has been erased 33 The first s added over the line : dorascradsom LU. 

34 ni cAowraiced LU. 35 dano LU. 36 bá nimdírec^ dognitis LU. 

37 dosnergedsow LU. ; leg. dosnérgedsom 38 noDructaisseo//* LU. 

39 anísi» LU. 40 i neterbíad a gnímu LU. 41 tis LU. ; leg. tísed 

42 After this word a letter is erased : ferdatad LU. 43 eterdabíad LU. 

44 t on an erasure : asb u LU. 45 Cocul° LU. ; leg. Coinculaind 46 tair LU. 

47 dond fieid LU. 48 dáig otségi LU. ; leg. ót óegi ? 49 niwda LU. ; O. Ir. níta 
50 Over t ís a small c : clucAi LU. ; leg. chluichiu 51 a bobba Conchob" LU. 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 21 

"Regad 1 i nbar ndiaid. 2 " O rángadar ule 3 iarum don flid, 4 asb^/'t 

510 Caulai/zd 5 fri Conchóbaf* : " In frithalaid 5b nech in bar ndíaid 6 ?" 
olse. " Nát&6," ol Conchobar. Nírbo c[h]umain 6& lais dál a daltai 
ina dead. 7 " Atá " or Cuillean/z, " archú leam 8 ; tn slabrada fair, 
7 tnar cacha slabrada. 9 Léict/dr 10 de dáig ar ni/zdile 7 ar 
ceathra 7 dúntar i/zd 11 leas." Tic in gilla fo sodai/z. Fonóbair 12 in 

615 cú. Nofeithedso//z a cluichi colléicc. 13 Focheirded a líathroid 
7 focheird a lloirgg ái/ze 14 ina 14a díaid, co mbenad in líathróid. 
Nibo móo in band oldás a c^éle. Ocus focherd a bunsaich 15 ina 
ndíaid, condagebeá re toitXm. Ocus ni rot^airmisc 15a a cluichi 
imbi, cia roibi 16 in cú oca ascnom. Torbáis [20 b ] Conc^obar 7 a 

520 mui/zter a.r\n\sin, connarbo eiter leo a nglúasac^t. I/zdar leo nl 
faircibdis 17 i mbet^aid ara ci/zd, cid erloisce 18 in leas. Antan 19 
didzu dolluid in cú chucaiso^, focheirdseow úad a líat^roit 7 a 
lloirc 20 7 frisi/zle 21 in coin cona dib lámaib .i. dobeir indara láim do 
fri huball brágad in chon, dober araile fria. c[h]úl. Benta 22 frisi» 

525 coirt^i 23 ina farrad, 24 co sceasai/z 25 cach ball de 26 a leithi 27 ." (Mad iar 
naraile 28 immorró issí 29 a líathróit rolláso//2 ina béolui, 30 co ruc 
an/z inathar 31 trít.) 

" Coméirgid 32 Ulazd ara amus, araill díb tar 33 less, araill for 
áorus lis. Domberad 34 a nuc^t 35 Conc^ob#z>. Focherddar 

530 armcrith 36 mor leo .i. mac set^ar ind ríg do falmaissiu a báis. 
Dot//oet Caulai/zd 37 isa teac/z lasodai/z. " Fochen duid, a macceiin, 
fodéig cridi do mathar. Misi 38 immorro ni madairgen^í flid. 
Is bethu imaudu 39 7 is trebad i maig mo t^rebad i /zdeadaig 40 
mo chon. Cona.ga.ib ainech 7 anmai/z da,msa" olse, " in fer 

535 muinteri 41 rucad úam .i. mo chú. Robo din 7 ditiu 42 diar feib 7 

1 ragatsa LU. 2 i rcfar ndiáid LU ; O. Ir. i far ndiaid 3 uli LU. 

4 dond fleid LU. 5 Caulawd LU. 5a MS. ocob" 5b Over the line, between 

t and h, a d has been added later 6 i «far ridiáid LU. 6a chumzxi LU. 

7 iwna diáid LU. 8 " Atá árchú lewsa." ol Cularcd LU.. with a gloss. :.1. cú 

dorucad dar muir .1. c(ulen) brotcon 9 slabraide LU. ; after this LU. adds : a 

hEspám dosfucad 10 leict^ LU. n 'xn LU. 12 fónópair LU. ; leg. fanópair 

13 clucAe colleic LU. 14 focAerded a loirg LU. 14a a added later under n 

15 buwsaid LU. 15a rotairmesc LU. 16 ce robói LU. 1T faircbitís LU. 

18 ersloict/ze LU., recte 19 Intan LU. 20 loirg LU. 21 frzsindle LU. 

22 b<?«tai LU. 23 cortAe LU. 24 /has been added later over the line. 

25 Over the second s is an indecipherable mark, meant for c (?) : sescamd LU. 

26 On an erasure 27 a let^e LU. - 8 iar narailiu LU. 29 is LU. 
30 rolásow ircna beolu LU. 31 ann inathar: a ina.thar LU., recte 32 cowcrgit 
LU. ; O. Ir. conérget s3 ior LU. 34 damberat LU. 35 i nucht LU. 
36 armgrith LU. 37 Dot/zéit Cula;?d LU. 38 Meise LU. 39 iwmudu LU. ; 
leg. is bethu immudu mo bethu ? 40 i wdegaid LU. 41 It looks like 
mnteri, with the first three letters on an erasure : mumtire LU. 42 MS. ditiú 



22 TAIN RO CUAILNGE 

diar niwdile. 1 Robo imdedail 2 cacha slabrai dun itir mag 7 tec/?." 
"Ni mor bríg si« trá," ol in gilla, " ebeltar 3 cuilén din chúaiw 4 
cétna 8 leamsa duit, 7 bíam cúsa do Í7?2g//cadail 6 do chethra 7 
dot imdedail féin colléic, co riTssa in cú hisi^z 7 corip 7 ingmma. 

M o Ocus imdiusa Mag Muirt//emne uili B ; noc/^omb^lhar úaim- 
sea éit ná" halma ass, ma^ip aurrd^rg 9 limsa. (< Bid CúchulazW 
Xli ammseo, 1 "" orCab&bad. "Maith lim" ced ed/z lla mo amm," ar 
CúchuXamdP Fer dorigne s\n amdar lána a .VI. b\\a.dna, níbu 
mac/ztad 13 ce doróndadside 14 dagní^ \ná inbuidse, intan ata lána 

645 a .vil. mb\a.dna déc," ol ConalVí Cernach. 

" Dogeni feac^t naile 15 di#0, 16 " ol Fiac^a mac Firfeibi. " Bái 
Cathba.á drúi hi fail a meic .i. C/£onc[h]obar 17 mac Neasa. Cet fer 
ndéinmech dó oc foglaim druidechta húad. Is é lín noni^choisced 18 
Cathbad. larmifoac/ztarailedia felmacaib 18a do suidiu cid diambad 

650 maith a llása. Asb^rt Cathbad óclach 19 nogébad gaisced and, 
forbiad a zxnm ar gní;^aib gaiscid íiru Erend, 20 7 nomértais a 
airscéla co bráth. Roclunet^ar Cúc[h]ul#z>z^anlsi?z. Dothéit co 
Conchobar do chui^dchid gaiscid. 21 Asbeir Conc^obar : " cia 
dorinchoisc duid ? " " Mo popa Cat/zbad/' ol Cúc/m\aznd. 

655 " Rofedamar 23 ém," ol Conc^obar. Dober gá 23 7 sclat/z dó. Ber- 
taigis 24 forra, 25 conna. terna. 25 ní dona .V. gaiscedaib déc nobítis 
d'imorcraid 27 hi teaglac^ 28 Conchobair fri maidm na\xm no fri 
gabáil ngaíscid 29 do neoch. Co tardad dó gaisced 29a Conchobair 
féin. Falloingside 'immorro Qseom 7 bertaigsi 30 hé, 7 beandachais 

660 in ríg ba gaisced 7 a.sbert : " céin mair túaith 7 cenél dianaid rí 
In fer asa harm so." Doficc 31 'iaxum Cathbad chucu 7 asber : 
" In gaisced gebis 32 in gilla ? " or Cathbad. " Ed," ol Con- 
c^obar. " Ní sirsan do m^c a máXhax ém," olse. [2i a ] " Ced 
6n? Nác^ tussu ém 33 dodnarchosaig?" 34 ol Conc^ob<2r. "Nách 

1 7 ar nmdili LU. 2 iwdegail LU., recte 3 ébéltair LU. 4 c/máni LU. 

5 c^étna LU. 6 iwdegail LU. 7 corop LU. 8 uile LU. 

9 aúrberg corrected to aúrderg LU. l0 íarom add. LU. u Added later over 

the line lla The mark of aspiration is later l2 ol Cú LU. 13 mac/zdad LU. 

14 doronadsz'í/e LU. 15 aileLU. 16 dz.no LU. 17 Conc/zob"LU. 18 doni;zc/zoisced 
LU. 18a felnaaccai^ LU. 19 óciaéc/z LU. 20 forbiád a aiwm hEriwd co brat/z 
ar gním gascid LU. 21 chumgid gascid LU. 22 Over the line is added sen : 

Rofetaramar LU. 23 ga on an erasure : gai LU. 24 B^taigt^j- LU. 25 ra of 
forra on an erasure, and there is a blank space of erasure between forra and ona : ior 
lár \n taige LU. 26 ternó LU. 27 di imíorcraid LU. 28 tegluc/z LU. 29 ngasced 
LU. 29a do stands on the right margin ; before gaisced there is an erasure 

30 bertúgthi LU. 31 dafic LU. 32 gebes LU. 33 after em there is an 

erasure 34 donarc/zosaig LU. 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 23 

565 mé éci/z," ol Ca.thba.th. " Cid do chana duit in breg 1 do imbzVt 
form, a s/ziriti ? " ol Conchobar fri Coi/zculai/zd. 2 " A rí féne, ní 
brég, 1 " or 3 Cuchu^aind, " is é dorinchoisc dia felm^rcaib hifua- 
rach, 4 7 rochúalasa 5 fri hEmai/z andes 7 dodeachadsa chucutso 
iarum." " Is mait# ane in láa," ol Cat^bat^ ; " is glé bid airrdric 6 

570 7 bid ani//2gnaid intí gébas gaisced and, acht bid áuthaXn namá." 
" Amra brígi soi/z, 7 " ol Cúchulaind ; " acht ropo//z airdricse, 8 
maith lim cen co bend búan 9 acht oenláa for domun." 

" A lláa naili 10 imchomrac 11 araile fer dona druidib cid dia 12 
maith a lláisi/z. " Nech noragad hi caxpat and," for Cat^bad, 

575 " forbíad a ai/zm hEri/zd co bráth." Roclui/zithir 13 ia,rum Cu.c[h]u- 
\aind sin. Dot^éidside co Conc[h]obar co nepert fris. " A popa, 
a Chonc[h]obair, u " olse, " carpat da//zsa." Dob^side carpat áó. 
Forruiri//z a \a.im itir dí fertais in charbaid, co mmemaid 15 i/ia 
láim 16 in caxbat. Brisis in dá cha,rpat déc 17 in c[h]rutAsi/z. Doberar 

580 do iaxum caxpat Conchobair. Foloingside éseom. Téit isin 
caxpat iarsuidiu 7 anz 18 Conc^obtfzV' leis. Imsái 19 int ara, .i. Ibor a 
ai/zmside, in carp^/ íosom. 20 " Tair isi/z charpad 21 a feac//tsa, 22 " 
ol int ara. " It cim 23 na Aeich 23a , am csémsa áino, u " ol Cúc[h]u 
lai/zd, "a//^ marcam. 25 Tair riu/z 25a timc[h]ell Emna 26 namá, 7 rotbía 

586 a lóg airi." Téit 6n áino u int ara, 7 cotnéignigestair 27 CúcAu- 
\aind iarsuidiu co dairlet/z forsi/z sligid 28 do c^elebrad dona 
maccaXb, " 7 conc\axnbenc\a,chta\s in maicc." Gáid do di/z^ 24 ^ tairled 
in sligid dorisi. Ó t^áncadar do/ztf, 29 asb^t Cuchu\aind frisi/z 
naraid : " I/zdaig brot forsi/z nechraid t^ra, 30 " olse. " Cet^ let^ 

590 6/z 30a ?" ol int ara. " Céin ani/zdain ar 31 int sligi, 31a,, or Cuchu\aind. 

" Tecaid di suidiu co Sllab Fúaid. 32 Forecat Conall Cernach 

and. Do C^onall C/*ernacA 33 di/ztf 24 darala imdedail 36 in chúicid 37 

1 bréc LU. 2 Cocl" LU. 3 ol LU. 4 iwbuaruc^ LU. 5 racMalasa LU. 
6 airdairc LU. " son LU. : leg. són 8 In ropow the strolce for m is later : 

ropa airdercsa LU. 9 om. LU. 10 naile LU. n iwzc/zomairc LU. 12 día^zbo LL T . 
13 Roclunit/ítar LU. 14 a popa Choncnob" LU. 15 co mmebaid LU. 

16 ina laim om. LU. 17 deac LU. 18 ar is followed by an erasure 19 irasói LU. 
20 fo on an eiasure : fóiseow LU. 21 charpat LU ; leg. asin charput 22 a feachtsa ; 
fecAtsa LU. : leg. in íechtsa 23 cóema LU. 23a na h on an erasure 2i dawoLU. 
26 zm maccam ; in a«w the strolce for m is later ; a maccán LU. 25a riún LU. 

26 nEmnz. LU. - 1 cotnéicnigidar LU. 28 slige LtJ. 29 dó is on an erasure ; 

the mark of abbreviation over do is joined to a down separating strohe between 
do and dino in thc line above : ón dano LU. 30 tri LU. 30a on on an erasure 

31 na r is written in large letters and coloured red ; na is on an erasure ; r extends 
into the ri^ht margin: céi« adiwdaiw LU. ; leg. céin adnindain : cf. Wb. I4 C 20. 
3la int added latei on left margin 32 Fuait LU. 33 om. LU. 34 clorala 

imdegail LU. 35 cAóicid LU. 



24 TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

a llásiw. Fobit/zi 1 nobit// 2 cach lát^ gaile do UUaid a láa i S\éib 
Fúait fri snádud neich dodisad 3 ^ na\rchetu\ no do c/zomruc fri 

595 fer, co mbad andsiw condrista ris, 1 arná téised nech dochum 
nEamna cen rathugz/d. 4tt " Do soinmige 5 s\n trá, 5a " or Conall ; 
" rob do búaid 5b 7 do 6 choscor si«," or Conall. 7 " Éircseo t^rá, 8 a 
C//onaill, don dún, 7 romleicsea oc forairi sund colleic," or 
Cuchu\aind. " Bid lór són," or Co«all, " mad fri snádad 9 neich co 

600 na\rchetu\ ; mad do chowruc fri fer immorro, is rom són daitsi 10 
cose beos." " Bes nlpo eicen ón áino 11 itir," or Cuchulaind. 
" Tíagam eterport, i2 " ol Cuchulaind, " dodéiscm úain^ for ferta.is 
Loc/*a Echtra. Is gnát/£ airisem óc fene 13 and." " Is mait^ lim," 
or ConaW. Tíagaid ass iaram. Focherdsem cloich asa t^abaill 

605 co mmemaid fertais charptfzV 14 Conaill C[h]ernaich. " Cid frismd- 
rolais in cloich, a m^cáin ?" or Conall. " Do pAromad mo 
lám 7 dírgi 15 mo urchair," or Cuchu\aind ; [2i b ] " Ocus is bés 
dáibsi 16 uar nUltaib ní reidig 17 tar i/mgli/zde. 18 Aircseo 19 arit^isi, 
a p^opa, a Chonaill, 20 7 romleicsea sund oc forairi." " Mait^ lim 

6iodi^, 21 "or Conall. Nl ázchaid ConaW Cernach sech in maigm 
si^ 22 iarsuidiu. Teit Cuc[h]u\aind as iaxum do Loch Echtra, 7 
ní fuaratar 22b nech and ara ci/zd. 23 Asbert int ara fri Coincu\aind 
ara naurt^aitis 24 do Emam, co tairsitis 25 61 and. " Acc," ol Cúc^u- 
\aind. " Ced slíab inso tAall ? " ol Cuchu\aind. " Slíab Mondainz 26 ," 

615 ol int ara. " Tíagam co rísem, 27 " ol Cuchu\aind. Tíagaid iaxum 
co rrángadar. Iar tlac/ztai« 28 doíb int s^lébe imcoeworcair 29 
Cuchu\aind iaxum : " Cia carnd ngel 30 inso t^all ind úac^tar 31 
int slébe 32 ? " ol Cúc^ultfzW. 33 " Fi^dcharnd na foraire, 34 " ol int 
ara. " Ced mag ani tha\\ ? " ol Cuchu\aind. " Mag mBreg," 

620 ol int ara. Adféd d6 áino 35 a.inm cech prlmdú^e itir T^emair 
7 C[h]endand^. Adfed do c^etam^j a niat/m 7 a nát^u, a 
nairdrici 36 7 a treba, a ndune 7 a márdmgnu. 37 

1 The second zadded later : íobíth LU. 2 nobíid LTJ. : O. Ir. nombíid 3 dotMssad 

d 

LU. ; leg. do-d-ísed 4 íris LU. 4a MS. rathug 5 MS. soinmie ; sónmigi LU. ; 
leg. sóinmigi 5a On an erasure 5b dobuaid, dob added later on the margin. 

6 om. LU. 7 sin or Conall om. LU. 8 Eirgsu trá LU. 9 The first d has been 
added later over the line : snádud LU. 10 daitsiu LU. n o?n. LU. 12 etar- 
páortLU. 13 féne LU. 14 fertais carpa# LU. 15 dírge LU. 16 duibsi LU. 
17 réidid LU. recte 18 On an erasure : tar églmdne LU. ; leg. tar éclinde 

19 do Emam, add. LU. 20 a p^opa Oaill LU. 21 fano LU. 22 sin om. LU. 
22b ataron an erasure 23 cAiuwdLU. 24 ara nurtMitís LU. 25 co táirsitís LU. 
26 Monduird LU. 27 rísara LU. 28 riac^taiw LU. = O. Ir. ríchtin 29 irac^owarcair 
LU. 30 leg. carn gel ? 31 i wuác^tor LU. 32 s added under the line 33 ol 

Cúchulaind om. LU. 34 na foraire om. LU. 35 da?zo LU. 3e a nairdirci LU. 
57 a narddi^dgnu LU. 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 25 

" Inchosaich 1 do dino 2 dún trl mac Nec^tai/z Scéne 3 .i. Foill 7 
Fandall 7 Túac^ell a nanmand. 4 " Indad éiside asb^^ad/' ar 5 

625 Cuc/iulamd, " nách moo fil do Ultaib i mbethaid old^ robeod- 
tarso^ 6 díb?" " At é éici^," ol int ara. " Tlagam conda- 
ríssem, 7 " or Cúchulaind. " Is gúas B dun ém," ol intara. " Ní 
dia imgabáil am t&Iagma, 9 " ol Cuchulaind. Tlagaid as 'mrum 7 
scorit a n^eocho oc co^mor mána 7 aba allandeas úas dún a 

630 chéle, 7 sréithi \n nid búi 10 forsi?z coirt^i rout a láma isi/z nabai/zd, 

7 leict^e la sruth, dáig ba coll geisi 11 do matfcaib Nec^tai/z 12 Scéne 
anmsi/z. 13 Airigidside idsum 7 dotóagad a ndochuT/z. Contuli 
Cuchulaind ia.rum ocon choirt^i iar lécud ind ide írisin srut^, 7 
^sbert frisi/z naraid : " nlmdersaigi fri úat/zad, nomdíusca immorro 

635 fri sochaidi." Ba himecail 14 immorro int ara colléic, 7 indMth- 
side a ch3.rnat 7 dosrenga a fortgae 7 a forgai//miu robádar fo 
Co'mchu\aind, lh húair nác^rolamadh 16 a diwjcad 17 ; dáig asbert 
CuchuXaind frisi/2 18 ar t[h]us nác£di^.rcad 19 íri úat^ad. 20 Tecaid 
izxum maic Nec^tai/z 21 Scéne. " Cia fil sund?" ol fer díb. " lAacc 

640 bec dochóid indxu ar oesclu 22 hi carpatf," or 23 int ara. " Ni rob 24 
do soi/zmige, 25 " ol in l5ech, "7 ní rob do fec^tnaidi 26 do a c^étga- 
báil ngaiscid. Ná bíd inar tír 7 na gelad ind eich and ní as móo," 
ol in loech. " Ataat a néisi im lái//zse," ol int ara. " Nírbo 
latso tuilled ecraide, 27 " ol Ibar frisi/z lóech, " 7 atá d'mo 2 in macc 

645 ina c^otlad. 28 " " Nída//z 89 macc eicm," ol 30 Cuchulaind, " acht is 
do chui/zdchid co//zraic 31 fri fer dodechaid in macc fil and." " Is 
[s]ai/z limsa on," ol in loech. " Bid sai/z duidseo i/znosa isi/z/2 32 
Tith ucud," ar 33 CúchultfzW. 

" Is taccar dait trá," ol 30 int ara, " foichle i[n] fer dot^oet 34 ar do 

650 chend — Foill a ai/zm," or se — " ar maini [22 a ] tetarrais 35 isin 
c^étforcam, 36 nl t^etarrais 37 co fescor." " Tonga 38 do día toinges mo 

^INcAoscid LU. 2 dano LU. 3 Nec^ta Scene LU., with a gloss .i. o Inbiur Scéne, 
and a marginal note : Fer ulli mac LugdacA a nat^air 7 Nec^tan Scéne a ramat^air. 
Ullaid dano romarbsat a nat^air. ISS air robatár hi cocud faraib. 4 a na«- 

mawdaidi LU. 5 Iwdat eside asb<?/-at or LU. Over against ar is written between 

the columns ban dá 6 oldás robéotarsora LU., recte 7 condaxiszm LU. 

8 MS. gus ; gúais LU. 9 tíagma LU. 10 bói LU. « ngisse LU. 12 NecAta 
LU. 13 anísm LU. lá Bá ^iwecal LU. 15 íor Coinculaind LU. 
16 nac/fcrolamar LU. 17 dúscud LU. 18 íriseom LU., recfe 19 nacAd«J - ced LU. 
20 Auáted LU. 21 Nec^ta LU. 22 esclu LU. 23 ol LU. 24 po LU. 
25 MS. somme and what we take to be ig added later beneath e 26 fec^tnaige 
LU. ; leg. fechtnaigi 27 tollewe écraite LU. 28 cAotlud LU. 29 niwda LU. 
30 or LU. 31 chomxaic LU. 32 issrod LU. 33 ol LU. 3 * dottó LU : 
leg. dothét 35 The second a is added later under the line : thetarrais LU. 
36 c^etforgam LU. 37 The mark of aspiration is later, and the second a is added 
under the line 38 Tongu LU., recte 



26 TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

thúiith, nocomtnhérasam 1 for UlUi a clessi?z cloriisi dianotairle la 
monáis'- mo p//opa C[h]onchohair as mo láimsea. Bid láim 3 
deoraid do." Srcithis 1 fair 'mru/ti in slcig, co mmcmaid a druim 

656 tnt. Tob^'t'' lcis a foidb* 7 a c//end 7 iarsuidiu. " Foichle in fcr 
naili áino, % " ol int ara, " Fandall dino* [a] ai;;mside. Nl truma 
doéssa 10 \n nuisci oldas ela no fandoll." " Tongasa 11 dlno* 
noc//onimbera 12 íor \3\tu in clessm 13 dorísi," ol Cuc[h]u\aind. 
" Ata?;zdarccaisiu 14 ém,"olse, "indus imatíagsa in lind oc Emai«." 

660 Conddrecad \axum isiwn 15 áth. Gonaidso;;/ d'\no H in fersi^ 7 
dob^rt a c//end 7 a. fodb lais. " Foichle in fer naili dot/zoet 16 
chucut," ol \nt ara, " Túaichell a amm. Ní leasai^m dó dm^, 8 
air ní thuit di arm \tir." " Ondar dosso;;z \n del cliss 17 dia mescad 
conidndema. retherd^;'g 17a de," or Cuchu\aind. Sret//ais 18 fair 'mrum 

665 inslig, ^mdrallainaosuidiu. Dolluid a dochum iarum 7 benaid a 
c/iend de. DobéTt Cuchu\aind iaxum a chend 7 a fodb lais dia 
araid fadessm. Co cúala iarsuidiu fáid 19 a /^máthar ina ndíaid 
.i. Nec/zta Scéne. ~Doheir a fodb di siudiu 20 7 dob^z'r na tn cind 
lais ina charptf/, 7 adb^rt 21 : " ní fuicéb mo choscor thra." 22 olse, 

670 " co rrís 23 Emai^; Macha." 

" Documlat Emain Mac/za iaxum as 24 cona. coscor. Is an^sin 
asb^rt Cuchuiaind frism naraid : " Dorairngertaisiu dagimri;^ 25 
dúnd," or 26 Cuchuiaind" 7 rosneco^ a lleass anosa 27 dáig 28 in tresa 29 
7 mna lara 30 íil inar ndíaid." Imriadat iar;^ co Slíab Fúaid. 

675 Ba hé lúas ind erma donucsad iar mBregaib iar ngrísad an;* 
ara, 31 co togrennitis ind eich fon c[h]arp#/ in gáit/z 7 na héonu for 
lúamam, 7 co toirthead 32 Cuchu\aind ind zz nurchur dolléiced asa 
t^ailm riasu rlsé^ talmam. 

" Iar tiac/ztai^ 34 doib Slebe Fuáit forrecad alma noss nand 

680 ara ciwd. 35 " Cissí slabra in díscersa t/zall ? " or 26 Cuchu\aind. 
" Ois alta," oí int ara. " Caidi, 36 " or Cuc^ul^W, " bad ferr 

1 noconiniberasom LU. la dianotárle LU. ; leg. diantairle 2 mánáis LU. 

3 \ím LU. 4 srétfos LU. 5 ert on an erasure : dob" LU. 6 fodb LU. 

7 a cercd LU. 8 da?zo LU. 9 om. LU. 10 Of the a there are only faint traces : 
trwwmu doegsa 'vn tíuscq LU. n Tong^j-a LU. 12 noconimherzsom LU. 

13 The second s has been added later over the first 14 ai is later, under the line : 

atawnarcsu LU. 15 issmd LU. 16 dottó LU. ; leg. dothét 17 cAlis LU. 

i7a o\ er g later, on an erasure 18 srethius LU. 19 fóid LU. 20 sudiu LU. 

21 asbé?rt LU. 22 The mark of aspiration is later : tri mo cAoscur LU. 23 co rríus 
LU. 24 Documlat ass iaxum LU. 25 dagérim LU. 26 ol LU. 27 mdossa LU. 
28 diág LU. 29 tressa LU. 3 ° iarra LU. 31 an« ara : iná arad LU. 

32 tairt^ed LU. 33 'm LU. 34 riácAtaw LU. 35 ckmd LU. 

36 Cia dé LU. 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 27 

la hUltu, a marb nach ái do breiíh doib no a mbeo 1 ? " " Is 
inganto doib," ol int ara " a mbeo. 2 Ní cach oen darric 3 samlaid. 
A mmaxb immorro ní fil úaidibso^ ónác/zrí. 4 Ni cumgrsom 

685 on 5 a beo na,ch óe 6 do breith," ol int ara. " Cuimcim éigi?z," a'r 
Cuchu\aind? I^dnaig 8 brot forsi/z nechraid 9 isin móna. 10 " 
Dogní int ara bn a,nnisin. n Glenaid na 12 /zeich isi^ mona 13 iaxum. 
Turiing Cúc^ultfzW 7 gaibid a nos u ba neaso^ dó 7 ba c[h]ai- 
x\em (?) 15 díb. Slaitius sechnón na mona 7 damai^ti foc/zétoir. 

690 Cumraigis itír dia feirt 16 in chaxoait. 

" Co ^acadar ní, éill ngéisi, 17 ara ci^d 18 aithirrach. " Cia de 
bud ferr 19 la hUltu 20 a mbeó na 21 a mmaxb do brit^ 22 doib ? " 
" Is a mbeo bercs a nasbeódu 7 i na[s] 23 segondo," ol int 
ara. \Ja.thraxth Cúc[h]u ltfzW 24 iaxum cloic/£ mbicc forna 

695 heÓTZu co mbí .VII. 25 neonu díib. I/zláa afrithisi cloich moir, 
co mbai 26 dá en déc 27 [22 b ] dlb. Tri t[h]athbémend 28 trá 
indsin 20 huile. " Teccmall na heón/zu dund trá," ol Cúchu\aind 30 
fria araid. " Mad mesi t/zéis 31 dia t/zabaird, 32 " orse, " ^^clithfe 33 
in da.m allaid fortso." " Ní reid darn a t[h]ec^t em," or 34 

700 int ara. " Rodás^ imna heocho conda.dichim Xo sec/zo. 36 Ní étaXm 
dino™ tec/zt sech nea<:/zdar 37a in dá roth .i. fon;zo 38 íarnas in 
cha.rbait ara fcebraidi 39 7 nl dic/zt^im 39a dino zl sech in dam, a[r] 
rolín a chongnai 40 itir di fert in c\\a.roait uile." " Cingsiu amend dia 
chongno," or Cuc\h~\u\aind} 1 " Tonga 42 do dia toi^gi 45 U\aid, 

705 clóenad cloenfatsa mo chend fair, no int s/mil dogénsa fris, nocon- 
foic^er 44 cor dia chi/zd riut 7 nocholinfait/zir 45 a glúasacht." 
Dognid 46 sbn iaxum. Conrig CuchuXaind inna. éissi 7 tecmolta 4 '' 



1 a mmarb no a mbeo do breitA dóib. nó a mbeó. LU. 2 is Í7zganto a wbéo ol 

int ara dóib LU. 3 The first letter seems to be d, and before it is an erasure : 

condxíc LU. 4 Before ri a letter seems to have been erased ; the aspiration of c is 
later: ónac/zric LU. 5 ní c/zwwcison LU. ; leg. ní cumcisiu ón 6 ae LU. 7 Cú LU. 
8 iwdaig LU. 9 forsna. eochu LU. 10 monai LU. " anisizz LU. 12 iz/d LU. 
13 mónai LU. 14 \n noss LU. 15 Either cain or cain might be read : bá 

caimewz LU. 16 da fert LU. 17 ngésse LU. 18 chmd LU. 19 bad feir LU. 
20 or Cuchulamd add. LU. 21 nó LU. 22 do brith om. LU. 23 a nas LU. 

24 Cú LU. 25 .uiii. LU. 26 mbí LU. 27 MS. cXti: déc LU. 

28 The first t under the line : Tria t/záit/zbem^d LU. 29 'xnún LU.. 30 Cú LU. 
31 dig LU. 32 tabairt LU. 33 concWchíe LU. 34 ol LU. 35 ^«nadic^ti^ LU. 
36 Before sec/zo there is an erasure : seccu LU. 37 da/z<? LU. 37a e has been 

added under the line 38 .i. fonno is a gloss which has crept into the text : 

LU. has in da xoth with a gloss .i. fonnod 39 faébraige LU. ; leg. fáebraigi 

39a The mark of aspiration over c is later : dic/ztim LU. 40 co/zgna LU. 41 Cú LU. 
42 Towgusa LU. 43 toi/zgte LU. 44 rxoconíochex LU. 45 nocolcmait/z^ LU. ; 
leg. níconlilmaither 46 dognít LU.; leg. dogníth or dogníat ? 47 tecmalta LU. ; 
leg. tecmalla 



28 TAIN BO CUAILNGK 

int ara ina heówa. 1 CVwreraig Cúchulaind iarsi» ina hoenwu 1 di 
t//ctaih 7 rofedaib 1 * in charpazV. Cbmd samlaid si« luid do Fmaiw 

710 Macha : dam allaid i «díaid a charptfzV J lall geisi oc foluamai» 
huassa, 7 tn ciwd m#c Nechtain Scéne ina charout} 

" Doreccaid 3 iarsiw co hEmai«. " Cairpt//ech* dorét far ndo- 
chum," ol in dercaid i nEmaiw Mac/za. "Ardáilfe fuil laiss cac^ 
duiwe fil isi;/ 4a lis, mina r> foichlicht/zer 7 mi«a 5 dic[h]set mnái 7 

715 ernoc/zta fris." Tosoiso/w iaxum clar clé a chaxoait fri hEmai/z, 
7 ba geis dl a.n?zísin*. Ocus asb^rt Cuchu\aind : " Tongu do dla 
toíigaid 9 U\aid, mani cV° fer do gleo frimsa, ardáilfe 11 a fuil cac^ 
oen 12 fíl isi« áun." " Mná ernoc/zta ara c^end ! " ar Conc^ob^r. 
Dot^eit 13 iarum bantrocAt nEmna ara c[h]end \m Mugai« 14 mnái 

720 Qorxchohair mdic Nesa, 7 donnoc^tad a mbrumdi fris. m "It é oic 
inrcso c^dricset 15 frit i#diu," or Mumain. 16 Foilgisseom 16a a gnúis. 
Lasodaiw atnethet 17 láit^ gaili Emna 7 focherdad i ^dabaich 
núaruis^. 18 Maiti imbiso?7Z 'm dabaich 19 hísi?z. In dabach aile 
áino 20 hirrolád, fichis dornaib de. In tres áabach i zzdechaid 

725 iarsuidiu fosngertsaige 21 co mbo cuimse 22 do a t/zeas 22a 7 a fúac^t. 
Dot/zoet 23 ass iaxum. Ocus dob^rt in rigan .i. Mumain nb Férach 
iarsuidiu brat ngorm imbi u 7 delg nairgid nand,7 léne c/^lupatac^, 25 
7 suidit 26 fo glún Conchobair iaxum, 7 ba sí sin a lebaid dogrés 
iarsi/z. 27 " Fer dogni 27a sin ina .VII. mad 27b b\\a.dain" ol Flacha 28 

730 m<2c Firfeibe, " ní po mmac^tad 29 cia chonbosaide 30 for tcom\ond 7 

cia notragad 31 ar 32 com\a.nn,inta.n ata lána a.vil. mb\\adna. n décc. 34 " 

It é mtfccerdda Co/zcul<zzW andso an/mas íor Táin B6 Cúailnge. 35 

Slicht sain an/zsosls 36 co ^oidig 37 nOr\a\m. 

" Tíagam as trá i fechtsa," or Ailill. Roeccat 38 iaxum Mag 

735 Muicceda. Benaid Cuchu\aind omnae ara ciund isuidiu 7 scn- 

1 irnia ^eónu LU. la refedaib LU. 2 tri cind inna, carpw^ LU. 3 Recait LU. 
4 CarptecA LU. 4a isi«dLU. 5 mani LU. 6 An attempt has been made to alter 
the second c to t : íoich\\iher LU. 7 mná LU. 6 anísi« LU. 9 toigt^e LU ; 
leg. toingte 10 Followed by an erasure : etar LU. ; leg. étar n sic LU. : 

leg. ardáliub 12 a fuil cach oen ; fuil ca.ch naén LU. 13 TotAéit LU. 

u LU. has a note : i \?n Féraig secundum alios 14a s later over i 15 leg. condricfet : 
íowdricfat LU. 16 i Ferach is written above : Mugaiw LU., with a note : i or FéracA 
16a The second s later over the first 17 atnet^at LU. 18 foc^erdat i «dabaig 

núarusci LU. 19 dabac^ LU. 20 da.no LU. 21 szde LU, recte - 2 chumsi LU. ; 
leg. chuimse 22a tess LU. 23 dot/zaét LU. 24 7 dob^r ind rígan iarsudiu .i. 

Mugam bratt ngorm niwbi LU. 25 cAulpatacA LU., recte 26 suidid LU, recte 

27 iarsudiu LU. 27a dorigni LU., recte 27b mad added later over the line 

2S FíacAna LU. 29 macAdad LU. 30 leg. chonbósadside 31 d later over the 

line ; gl. .i. cia noerged LU. 32 ior LU. 33 sé bliadna LU. 3i iwdiu add. LU. 
35 it é . . . Cuailnge om. LU. 33 annso sis : so (.i. sis) LU. 37 aidid LU.. recte 
38 roeca LU. 



TAIN BO CÚAILGNE 29 

baius 1 ogum ina táib. Is ed robói and, arna dechsad nech seccai 2 
condr\bui\sed* eirr 4 oencharpait. [23*] Foc^ertad a puipli i 
suidiu 7 dotíaga/ dia \cmim inna, cairpthib. 5 Dofuit tricha ech 
oc suidi 6 7 brister 7 tncha carpat and. Bélac^ nAne i&rum ás 8 

740 ed ainm na maignisi^ co brat^. 

Blit and co arabarach. Congairt[h]er Fróech mac Fidaig 9 dóib. 
" Tonfoir, a Froich," ol Medb, " diok>sctarad 10 diná 11 ind eigiV 2 
fil forn. Éirg dund ar ci«d 13 Concu\aind dús in co^rasta fris. 
Toccomla 14 ass maitirc moch 15 nonbor co mbai 16 oc Ath Fúait. 

745 Co Tzaccai in nóclaig oca fothroco^ ismn 17 abai/zd. " Anaid 
sunn" or Fróech ria muirater, 18 " c^idrolursa frism íer nucut ; ni 
mait^ i nusci" orse. Tlscaid a étach de. Téiti 19 isin uis^ 20 a 
dochum. " Ná tair ar mo chendsa," or Cuchulaind. 21 " Adbéltf 
de, 7 is tróg lim do marbad." " Ragad ám, 22 " ol Fróec^, " co 

750 coma.irsem is'mn uisci™ 7 bad c [h]ert do c/duichiu 24 frim." " Com- 
miti sbn dsnal bas maith lat," or Cuchulaind. '< Lám cechtar 
nát[h]ar im araile," or Fróec^. Atnagaid co céin móir oc 
imt[h]rasc;-ad forsiwn uis« 25 7 batir Froech. Tanoccaib súas 
afrithisi. " In dulso," or Cúchu\aind f 21 "in didma t'anoccol ? " 

755 " Nochodidem, 26 " or Froec^. Atanaig 27 Cúc[h]ultfzW 21 foii at&ir- 
rac^ 28 , ^mdappad Fróech. Docuirethar for tlr. Beraid a mui^ter 
a choland 28a co mboi is'm dúnad. 29 Ath Froeich is ed ainm inn 30 
át^asin co brát^. Cainti inn dúnad 31 uile intl 32 Friiech. Co nac- 
cadar banchuire i ninaraib húai/zib for colai/zd Fruich maic 

760 Fidaid. 33 Facesad 34 húaidib isa slt^. Sith Fróic^ ainm in s^Ida 35 
si;z iarum. Li/zgid Fergz^ tarsi?z nomnai ina charput. Iar 36 
slic^t aile seo .i. tiagat as iaxum co ^bátar oc Ath Meislir. 
Toscara Cuchu\aind seisiur dlb and .i. Meislir 7 reMqua. 

Tlagad ass 37 izxom hi Fflmocht. Cuilén la Meidb, Baiscne a 



1 scnbaisLU. 2 sec/tai LU. 3 owribuilsed LU. 4 err LU. 

5 carptib LU. 6 sudiu LU. 7 brisif LU. ; leg. bristir » iss LU. 

9 mflc Fidaig om. LU. 10 díscart LU. u dxn LU. 12 'm nécin LU. 

13 leg. ar chenn u Tocwralai LU. 15 mattaiw muic& LU. 16 mbói LU. 

17 ismd LU. 18 íria. muiwtir LU. 19 After this a letter (s ?) has been erased : 

Téit LU. 20 isiw nusci LU. 12 Cú LU. 22 Ragat óm LU.' 23 isiwd «jcíu 
LU. 24 bad c^ert do cluc/ti LU. 25 íorsind usci LU. 26 nocodídem LU. ; leg. 
nícondidem 27 Atnaig LU. 28 fói at hcxxuch LU. 28a cAolaiwd LU. 29 dúnud LU . 
»<> ind LU. 31 Cóiwti a ndúnad LU. 32 om. LU. 33 Idaid LU. 

34 Focessat LU. 35 iwt sida LU. 36 Iar . . . xeh'qua : Tíagait co wbátár oc 

At/f Taiten. Toscara Cú sessiur dib and .i. sé Dúwgail Irruiss LU. 37 Tíagait 

assLU. 



30 TAIN B0 CUAILNGE 

766aifim. Léicid Cúcku\atnd ] aurchor fair co mbert a c/icná de. 
Druioi ainm na maignesift \zxum 5sein a amacA. Mad iar 
naraile slicAt immorrois and romarbad in togán' bói hi carput 
la Meidb 7 in peatae eoin da urchoraib, oi£/ is iar marbad Orláiw 
chena iarsiwt [s]lic^tsa. 4 

770 Dotfóagad ass dino* arabáracA tar AirdóV Dosléici Cuc/^u- 
\aind riam. Dofuiric araid nOrláim maic A'úella 7 Mcdba i 
Tamlac^tai Orláiw fri Disiurt Loc^ait antuaid bicon 1 ic bém k 
feda and. Mad iar naroile slic/zt immorro isihi' fertais charptó 
Conchu\ai//d romaid, 7 is do bc-im fertais 1 " dochóid, intan 

775 cotránic fri haraid nOrláim. 11 " Is nep/míir a ndogniad U\aid, 
masat é filed 12 sund t/jall, 13 " ol Cuc^uIímW, 14 " ccin file in sl5g 
fora. tairr." Teitseo/ra cosi« naraid dia chosc ; i^dar lis ba di 
Ultaib dó. Co «accai in fer oc bcim feda .i. fertais 10 caxoait. 
[23^] " Cid dogní sund ? " olsi Cúc/^ul#zW. 1G " Fertais 17 carpait 

780 do béimia», 18 " ol int ara ; " robrisiseam ar carpaid 19 oc tafand 20 
na hailiti ucut .i. Cuchulaind* 1 Congna. fnm," ol int ara. 
Deca namá in ba teclaiw na fertus- dogena fa ni?wscot^ad. 23 " 
" Bid a nimscat^tfd em," ol Cuc[h]ultfzW 24 . 25 Imscat/zais 26 iarum 
na fertse cuili«« tna ladra a glacc hi fíadnaisi a cheli, 6Y?«dacerm- 

785 nastair 27 itz'r rusc 7 fudbbu. 28 Nlb sí t'opar 29 comad/zas 29a dobiur 
fort," ol int ara. Baidni/^omaiwsidi. 30 " Can duid ? " ol Cúc^u- 
\aind. " AraÓrláiw maic Aililla 7 Medba. 31 Ocus tusu ?" ol int ara. 
Cúc[h]ul#zW mo aÍTzmse," olse. " Rowmaircge 32 sbn em," ol int 
ara. " Ní ágither 33 ni," ol Cuchu\aind. "Cait atá do t[h]igerna? 31 " 
790 " Atá isi^ fert 34 ucut," ol int ara. " Coisle áidiu as i?;zmalle írim" 
ol Cúc//ulaind, " ar nl gonai//zse arada 35 itz>." Teit CuchultfzW 



1 Cú LU. 2 osin LU. 3 g seems to have been altered from t, and over it 

has been added a mark of aspiration 4 Mad . . . [sjlichtsa : "Móriw cuitbiud 

dúib," ol Medb, " caw iovhwnd na erri awgceóil ucut fil co ior nguiw." Dob^rat- 
som iarom top[h]uwd fair iarsim {leg. iarsin), co robrisiset fertsi a carpat oca LU. 
6 dano LU. 6 tar Iraird Culewd arabarac^ LU. " bican LU. s oc béira LU 
9 leg. is sí : is fertas czxoait Conculaind LU. 10 fertas LU. n Is é iwt 

ara rosbm aa fertsi mad íarsiwt slic/ztsa add. LU. 12 file LU. 13 tall LU. 

li Cú LU. 15 fertas LU. 16 ol Cu LU. 17 fertse LU. " béiw LU. 

19 carp v LU. ; leg. cairptiu 20 tofurcd LU. 21 .i. Cúchulaind ; Concxúaind LU. 

22 fertas LU. 23 fa naniwscotad LU. ; leg. fa a nimscothad 24 Over Cucui is 

written int ara 25 CúLU. 26 iwscot/ds LU. 27 íwzdacermnastar LU. 28 y" has 
been added later : udbu LU. 29 th' opar LU. 29a The mark of aspiration is later 
30 bádniraomonside LU. = ba-dn-imomon-side 31 orse add. LU. 32 romairgge 
LU. 33 aigigt-, with faint marks of aspiration over the two jf'SjTBL : agit^r LU. 
34 isiwd fertai LU. 35 The last a added below the line : aradu LU. 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 31 

doc[h]um nOrlái//*. Gontai 7 benaid a c^eand de 7 rz^ecroth an 
cend 1 frisi/2 slog. Dobetr in cend for muin i/zd arad iarsi/z 7 
adbert : " Ber lat si«," or Cúchuiaind? " 7 teidsi 3 don dúnad 3 

795 amlaid. Minap 5 samlaid theis, 6 roticfa 7 cloch huai///se isi// 8 .tailm." 
A ndochóid ind ocus d don dú/zad, 10 tísca a cend dia muin, 7 adféd 
a imt/^eac^ta do Meidb 7 do Ailz/1. " Ní frithid 11 bid eissi/ze 
ém," olsi. " Ocus asrubtf/i: 12 mani t^ucai/zd for mo muin áoc[h]um 
in dúnaid, dobnsfead 13 mo chend formsa co cloich." Slicht sai/z 

800 so sís co co///ruc trl mac Gárac^ 7 blag 14 bec de iar/wmo ardáig 
dlub&aigi \n sceóil. 15 

Ansaid iarsi/z tf\ maic Garach fora náth. It he a nan//zand 16 - 
side .i. Lon, 7 hUalu, 7 Dlliu. Mislir 17 7 Meslóech 7 Meslet^an 
and trí naraid. 18 Ba {oro'ú leu a ndorigne Cuchulaind .i. dá 

805 mtfcdalta ind ríg do gui/z 7 a macc } 7 crot^ad in c[h]i//d frism 
slóg. Co rubaitis Conc/iulaind 19 tara eisi 7 co /zdergabdais a nóenur 
a ni//znethsin 19a dind tslog 20 . Beantadar tri fidot dia naradaib, 21 co 
roltis 22 glied fns a seisiur. Nosgeodai/zseo//z 23 huile idxum úair 24 rom- 
brisiset 25 flr fer fair. Roboi ara Orlaiz/z intansi/z itir Aih'/l 7 Meidb. 

8io Tanetat Cúc^ul<2zW 26 cloich fair, co mmemaid a c^end, co tanic a 
inchi/zd fora c^luasa .i. Ferteid//il 26a a a.inm. Nl fir t/-á 26b amlaidso 27 
ná marbad Cuchulaind'* arada. 29 Ní marbad cen c[h]i/zaid. 30 

Bágais CuchuXaind hi Meithiu, port iarsi/z i /zaiciged 31 A'úill 
no Medb, focichred 31a cloich as a t/zabbaill 32 íorru. Dogníseo//z ón 

815 dino 33 .i. dolleici cloich asa t^ailm, #? /zort in togmall bái for 
gúalai/zd Medba írlsin nath anwdeas. Is de atá Méithi Tog. Ocus 
ort ind en 34 bói for gúalai/zd AiWla. 35 Is de ata Ath Meithi 

1 a chená LU. : /^. a cenn 2 Cú LU. 3 Over d a faint mark of 

aspiration : tési LU., recte 4 dúnud LU. 5 manip LU. 6 téis LU. 

7 fa on an erasure 8 asm LU. 9 i woccus LU. 10 dúnud LU. 

11 frítAid LU., which has a gloss : .i. ní iwund 7 endo gabáil 12 asrubairt LU. 

a 
13 brisfed LU. ; leg. nobrisfed u MS. blg, with a later in paler ink 15 Slicht 

. . . sceoil om. LU. ; in YBL ardaig . . . sceoil are added on the margin in a 

different hand 16 and under the line 17 Meslir LU. 18 antri araid LU : 

leg. a trí araid, oranmand a trí narad ? 19 Coinculaind LU. 19a sin on an erasure 

20 s added later under the line 21 The second a added later under the line 

22 coróiltis LU. 23 nosgegoiwseo/« LU. 24 iarum uair: iar | núair LU. 

25 robrisiset LU. 26 Tanettat (.i. leilgid) Cú LU. 26 » idAil added later on an 

erasure 26b on an erasure 27 awlaidsiw LU. - 8 Cú LU. 29 After arada 

ni hasbeen erased : aradu LU. 30 After cen is an erasure with a reference to 

cinaid which is written later on the margin : Ní marbad ém cen cAinaid cipinnus LU. 

31 i «acciged LU. 31a focAicAred LU. 32 tAábaill LU. 38 da«o LU. 

31 \n nén LU. 35 The second a later under the line 



7,2 TAIN BÓ CUAILNGE 

nEúwi. No ] is for gúalaiwd McdZw bátar i///mallc itz> togán 7 
c-n, 7 is a ci«d bentatar na hurchara díb. 
820 Báiti" dino* Reúin ina loch. Is de ata Loch Reui?/. " Nl 
cían uaib atá far céle," or Ail/71 frisna Mane. Ataregatsidi 
i 24"] suas 7 imusdecad. Intan siassadar athorach/ bena,\d 
Cuchulamd* fcr dib a co memaid a chcn// fair. " Bamad ladsaid 7 
do ; nl bu adas 8 far mbresi,' J "or Mane ocndrut// 10 ; " dobJraÍTzdsea 
825 a c[h]eand de." Tollcice Cúchu\aind 5 cloch 11 dó, co wmemaid 
a c//end fair. Is amlaid tra. romarbt//a in luc//tsi« : Orlám 
chetam7is ina dind, tri maic Garchon 12 íora náth, Fertedil ina 
dedil 13 , MaEnán 14 ina dind. " Tongu do dla toi/zgi 15 mo t/zúat/V' ol 
Ailz'/l, " fer dogena a ccnach sund, dogensa 15a dá \cth de." TáEt 
830 as itzVláa 7 aidc//e 1G dun chena 17 ," ol 18 Aih'/l, "co rlsem Cúailngíie. 19 
Mairfid in fersa dá tnan far slúaig fo 7zi/zdasa. 20 " 

Is andsin d/^náncatar cruiti Cáin Bile ó Easrúaid dia nair- 
fided. 21 Indar leosow 22 ba du toscelaib 23 forru 24 6 hUUaib. 
Dob^rat tofond forru co llotar rempo i ndelbaib oss \axum isna 
835 coirt/ziu 25 oc Líac Mor antúaid ; ar robdar druid co moreol^. 

Dogéni 26 cXmcP Lethan fora áth for Níth la Conailliu. Anaiss 
cadeisi/z ara c[h]Í7zd Conchuiaind? 1 Ba saeth lais a ndogéni 
Cúchu\aind. Eissgid 28 d'mo 3 Cuchu\aind 29 a chend dei suidiu 30 , 
tt?/zidfácaib 31 lais. Is de atá Ath Let/fen for NírA Ocus me77zdaitir 
840 a carp^z'/ leu oc coT/zroc forsi/m 32 ath ina farrad. 33 Is de atá h.th 
Carp#/. Docher 34 Mulcha ara Let/zai/z isi/z gúala fil eto/ru. Is 
de atá Guala Mulcho. 35 Céi/z bátar didiu in slóig 36 oc toichim 
Maig/zi 37 Breg, fosrumaei 38 a llec/ztu colléic. Noch is I in Morrlgan 
so/z i zzdeilb heúi7z. co 7/zboi forsizz c[h]oirt/zi hi Temair Chuailgiu 39 ; 
845 7 asb^Ttsi risin tarb, 40 

1 da.no add. LU. 2 Báite LU. 3 da.no LU. 4 siaradar has been altered to 
siassadar: siasatársom da.no atheroch LU. 6 Cú LU. 6 fer díb: fer::ib, with a 
letter erased between r and i YBL. 7 Bámádlodsaid LU. 8 bu adas : buadas 
YBL., buádas LU. 9 mbraisse LU. 10 Mane oendrutA: Maenén drút^ LU. 

11 cloiofe LU. recte 12 Gárac/z LU. 13 dédlib LU. " MS. Maenard : Máenaw LU. 
15 toiwgt.fe LU. ^dagénsaLU. 16 aidc/zi LU. l7 c/zena dxxnd LU. 18 or LU. 
19 co rísam Cualgi LU. 20 fónniwnassa LU. 21 «airfitiud LU. 22 leó, with 

indecipherable marlcs beneath the o LU. 23 toscelad LU.; leg. thoscélad 24 The 
first r is added over the line 25 coirtAib LU. 26 Dagéini (.i. tic) LU. 27 Conculaind 
LU. 28 ÉsgidLU. 29 MS.cuí 30 disudiuLU. 31 íomdfácab LU. 32 forsmdLU. 
33 /has been added later 34 Docer LU. 33 mulclo was first written, and the second 
/ was altered to h by means of a curve drawn over the final o : gulo mulcAai LU. 
36 int slóig LU. 37 The mark of aspiration and the second i are later 38 iorxw- 
max LU. 39 Cualngi LU. 40 asb^rt ítisin tárb LU. 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 33 

" Ind fidir 1 z'ndub áusa.im caneirc 2 necndaig 3 dál desnad 
fiac^t fíach nad heol ecurtid 4 namaib artuaith brega bit/i 
indsÁnib tat/zam 5 run rofíastar dub díanísa mai mumt^on^a 6 
faEr ferglas forlaich lilestai aéd ág asamag meldaid 7 sloig 

85 scoithnía boidb bogemnech feochair fíach fir mairb 8 rád 
ni/zgair cluip 9 coicde 10 diabas 11 mórmaicne iarfeic mumtire féic 
muintzVe 12 doegaib. 13 " 

Luid in tarb 'vaxum 7 .L. samaisci 14 imbi co mbói hi Sléb 
Chuillimi 15 Ocus luid a boc//aill 16 ina díaid ; F<?rgaimen 17 a amm. 

855 Focheird de na trí cóicta mac naboitis oca 18 cluithiu 19 fair 
dogrés, 7 marbais dá tnan a m^craidi, 7 conceck\a.id búrac/z hi 
Tír Marcceini 20 hi Cúailngne. 21 

Ní rubai Cuchu\aind nech itz> na Sailiu Iwdoirc/n 22 i crlch 
ConaiWi co rángadar Cuailngne. 23 Bái Cúchu\aind iaxum hi 

860 Cuinc/^iu 24 .i. arbágais \axum inaiciged 25 Medb, not&roistfed 26 
lais in cloic^ fria cend. Ní bo 27 réid áosom 6n ; air is amlaid 
imt^éged Medb 7 let^ int slóig 28 impe 7 da?;/dabach 29 scíath 
húasa ceandaib. 30 [24^] Luid didíu inailt do Meidb, Lóchu 
a hainm, do t/zobairt 31 uisci', 7 bantroc^t mór impe. Indar la 

865 Coincu\aind ba sl Medb. Sráithius dl c^loich a Cui?zdchiu 32 , 
condaort ina reid/z. 32a Is de atá Reid Lac^a 33 hi Cuailngiu. 

A Fi/zdabair Chuailngne fosdáilset int slóig, 34 7 adachtachtar 34a 
in cnch hi tenld. Doinolat a mbái di mnáib 7 m^ccaib 7 
ingenaib 7 buaib hi Cuailíige 35 , co mbátar hi Fizzdabair huile. 36 

870 " Ni malodsaid dino 31 " ol Medb ; " nl faccu 38 in tarb lib." " Ní- 
fil isin coiccríc^ 39 itzr" or cach. 67<?^gairther Lot/zar doib, 
búachaill do Meidb. Slicht saizz so sls. 40 [" Cate in tarb," orsi, 
in dóig lat?" " ís]amowu« 41 ara fasnés," ar 42 in buac/zaill ; 

1 infitir LU. a gl. .i. cen bréic LU. 3 gl. .i. eca; necAdaig .i. eca LU. 

* ceurtid LU. 5 tdXhum LU. 6 maí | muin tonna LU. 7 meldait LU. 

8 máirm LU. 9 cluip/f cualngi LU. 10 coigde (.i. cac/z die) LU. n gl. .i. lúa LU. 
12 féic muiwtire once LU. 13 a later under the line : doécaib LU. 14 sawzasca LU. 
15 Sléib Chuhnd LU. 16 búacAaill LU. ,7 iorgemen LU. 18 ca is added 

under the line 19 nobitís oc cluc/uu LU. 20 marccéniLU. 21 Cualngi re techt LU. 
22 iwdort/zi LU. 23 Cuailngi LU. 24 Cuinciu (.i. slíab) LU. K inacciged LU : 
leg. port inacciged ? 26 notróistfed LU. 27 nírbo LU. - H s added later under 
the line 2y awdabac/z LU. 3o ci«d LU. 31 t/zabairt LU. 32 CAui/zciu LU. 

32:1 The mark of aspiration is later 33 Loc/sa LU. 34 s added under / ; over this 
is added íixenn fon coicid do cuindchz'</ in tairb 34a adac/ztatár LU., recte 

35 hi Cualngiu hi teclow LU. se uli LU. 37 dó LU. 38 /added later ; acciu LU. 

39 isin coiccric/z on an erasure ; gl. .i. in crech : isiw- c/zoiciud (.i. isi/z chxeich) LU. 

40 slicht sain so sís om. LU. 41 It was first written Slicht sai/z so isamo//zu/z, the 
copyist's eyc having wandered from sis to is; later a corrector prefixed s to is, and 
drew a stroke between s and a to mark the word-division : " cáte in tarb ? " orsi, "i*i 
dóiglat ? " " isawómun LU., rectc t2 aie fasnes ar on an erasure : ara aisnéisolLU. 

D 



34 TAIN BO CUAILNGH 

" i//d agaigV' orse, u dochotar Ulaid ína noi«dnin a dochoid' 

B76 7 tri fich// samaisce imbi, con\dí\\ i nDubchairiu Glindi Gad. 4 " 
" Eirgid," ar'" Med^, " 7 berid gad" itff cach ndís úaib." Dogníat 
6n laxum. [s de atá Glend Gad 7 iarsfoi slic£tsii*. a 

Atchondcadar 9 \^xum in tarb co wbái a Fi«dabair l °. Ait a 

waccai 11 in biiac/iaill, .i. Ldt//ar, cofobair" cucai, co mb^rt a 
880 inat//ar as fora beandaib, 7 dofóbair cona tri .L.ait 11 samaisce 

a ndunud, conapaá ,L. lóec/j lais. Co?i\á aidid 11 Lót/?air ar Tana 

andsi» 15 y lc ' fagbail in tairb iarsi?z slichtsiw ; ni hc lenfam sund 

beos. " Cate in tarb ? " olsi. " In doig lat ? " " Issamomun 

ara faisneis 17 ," ol' in buachaill. " Dóig leam bad i ndiamraib 1 * 
886 Slebe Cu'útind nobeith." Tindtasad 19 amlaidsiw iar niwdred 

Cuail#££, 7 ní fuaratar in tarb nand. [Conéracht Glaiss 

C//rui«d (riú i 7/enna crand] 20 co feótar fuirri,'- 1 7 asb^rt Medb 

fri drécht dia muinter ara tlastais tairis. 22 

Luid loec// amra arabárach, hLfalu a a'\nm. Gabais liic mair 2! 
890 fria ais do t//echd tarsi« nuis^". Dochorastair- 4 in glais for culu 

osse cona lic 25 fora thairr 26 . Atá a \&cht 7 a lia forsi/2 sligig 20a 

ocon glais .i. Lia hUaland a a\nm. 

Lotar iarum timchill glaisi 27 Crui«d corici in tobar, 28 7 

dochostis 29 itir a tobor 28 7 slíab, acht nád etad :i0 o Meidb. Ba ferr 
895 la suidi tec^t tar sllab ara marad a slicht and co brátA a(r) sár 

for 31 Ultu. Ansait trl laa 7 tri haidc^e andsi/z co cechlatar a 

nuir remib, Bemas mBáu Cuailnge. 32 

Is andsi« gegui/z 33 Cuc[h]u\aznd Crond 7 Choemdele, 7 rofer 

fuire ni//znaise. Adbat^ cet nanroth frisri^drig 34 im Roán \m 
900 Roae im dá senc^aid na Tána. .1111. rlg ar sé 35 fichtib ríg adbath 36 

lais íorsinn glais cetna. 37 Dolotar \arum for Bé>/-nas Bo Cuailgi co 

1 adaig LU. 2 nóendm LU. 3 dolluid LU. * Gliwne Gat LU. 

5 or LU. 6 gatt LU. 7 ngat LU. 8 iarsin slz'chtsin : iorún gli/zd sei« LU 

9 Dobmit LU. 10 i« fiwdabazVLU. : leg. i Findabair u i rcaccai (.i. \n 

tarb) LU. 12 tofóbair LU. 13 con* tri cóectaib LU. " aided LU. 

15 = insin: si« LU. 16 7 fagbail . . . nobeith. For this LU has : Luid uadib \n 
tarb iarsm asiw dunud 7 ní fetatar cid doc/tóid úadib 7 bá méla léo. RoiarfacAt 
Medb in búacAaill, dóig leiss cáit i wzbái \n tarb. "Doig lem bád i «díawraib 
Slébe Culmd nobetA." 17 /added later 18 MS. i«dniamraib 19 Tiwtáiset LU. 
-° omitted in Y3L,per incuriam 21 gl. .i. fora. bru LU. 22 muwtir ara tístais 

tarisLU. 23 móir LU. 2 * docAorastár LU. 25 liicLU. 26 MS. fora athairr 
26a - = sligid : iorún sligi LU. 27 timcAell glaisse LU. 2S topor LU. 

29 docóestis LU. 30 étad LU. : leg. étát ? 31 /<?r added later over the line 

32 bé?mas báu Cualngi LU. 33 géoguin LU. 34 frz'ss r'md ríg LU. 

35 cetAri ríg ar secht LU. 36 atbatA LU. 37 cAétnai LU. 



TÁIN BO CUAILNGE 35 



foladaib 7 i^dilib Cúailngi, co foetar 1 i nGliwd Dáilimdae 2 
[25*] hi Cúailngi. Bot^a ai^m 2a in puirtsi/z, úair dogénsad 
bot^a 3 and. Dot/zíagad 4 arnabárach do Colbdu. 5 Fonopart s 

905 tri anfót. Conerac/itside friu áono 1 co mbert cet carpa/ 8 úaidib 
dochom maro. Is ed ai«m in tire i nrabáte Clúaiw Carpat. 
Lotar timchell Colpta 9 iar^;^ dochu^ a t^obair do Belut Ailiúm 10 , 
fochetoir 11 oc Liasaib 12 Liac. Is ed ainm in poirtsi», úair dori#g- 
set leasa 13 fora lóegaib 14 and et^C[h]úailngiu 7 CVwailliu. Dollotar 

910 \a.rum dar Glen« nGatlaigh. 14a Conerracht dino 1 GlaisGatlaig friu. 
Sechaire a 15 ainm riam, Glas Gatlaid/* 15a osm, úair ba i 7>gataib 
do/zzb^tadar 16 a llóegu, co feótar i nDrui//z Feine la C^ailli. 17 
It é s'm trá a ni^zt^eaote 6 C^úailngi co Machairi iarsi^ 16 slicht- 
sa. Dogníat \mmorro augdair in dánasa 19 7 libair aile córug^d 

915 aili fora nimt^eac^taib a Fi/zdabair co Conailli. 20 

Adb^rt Medb iar torachtam cáich cona ngabálaib 21 co mbátar 
uili hi Fi/zdabair ChviaWngz : " Ran«tar in dúnad sund," or Medb ; 
" ni ruccfaither i«dn imirgesea 22 for óenchóe. 23 Tíat Aih71 la 
leith na hizmrgi for Midlúac^raei. Ragmaitne 24 7 Fergus for 

920 Bern^ B6 25 nUlad." "Nl segda," or Fergus, "in \eth donroac^t 
di«n 26 imirgi ; ní rucfaiter na bái tarsi^ slíab cen comrainn 27 ." 
Dogníth on, conid de atá Bearnas Bó nUlad. 

Is andsiw asb^t AilzTl ria 28 araid Cuilli«j: " fin#a dam i»diu 
Medb 29 7 Fergos. Ní fetar cid rodanucc don coibdinilse, 30 7 bid 

925 fó lim tomIss£<7 comard^a 31 núait 32 ." Dot^eit Cu'úh'us intan bátar 
hi cluithrib 33 . Ansait in 34 lánamam fo deid 35 , 7 lotar ind oic remib. 
Dot/íoet 36 c^ucu Cu'úh'us, 7 ni forcualatar 37 in fer forcsi. Ecmaicc 
boi a c[h]laideb hi farrad Fergasa 38 . Tanísca Cu'úh'us asa t^rúaill 7 
fofáccaib 39 ind i0 truaill fás. DotA5tCuill/«JcohAil/71. "Ameind?" 

930 or Ailz71. " Amne d'mo,"' " olse 41 ; " undar. dait sund comardae. 

1 leg. feóíar : feótár LU. - Dáiliwda LU. 2a a ai«m LU. 3 forro add. LU. 
4 Doíagat LU. ; leg. dotíagat 5 CAolptu LU. ; leg. Cholpthu 6 So it is probably 
to be read, but the letter between a and t is written on an erasure, and is indistinct ; 
fanópait LU. ; leg. fanópartatar ? " da.no LU. scairptecA LU. 9 t added later 
beneath the line 10 Aliói/z LU. n LU. co feótár recte 12 as. added over the line 
and the second i under the line ; both later 13 líassu LU. l * loegu LU. 

14a The h of aspiration is later 15 a added under the line 15a The mark of aspiration 
is later 16 dob^rtatar LU. " Cowailliu LU. 18 iarsmt LU. 19 in danasa om. 
LU. 20 .i. add. LU. 21 cona gabail LU. 22 i«d iwirgise LU. 23 óencAói LU. 
24 Ragmaine LU. 25 bo added later over the line : B^mas nUlad LU. 26 di/zd 
LU. 27 com added later over the line : cen raircd LU. 28 fria LU. 29 Meid£ LU. 
30 c^oibdiwse LU. 31 The mark of aspiration is later : áorúsed comart/za 

LU. w núaiU LU. 33 cluicArib LU. 34 i/zd LU. 35 deóid LU. 

:i6 T>othát LU. 37 forc/malatár LU. 3 * Fergusa. LU. 39 fófácaib LU. 

40 \n LU. 41 or CuWMus LU. 

D 2 



6 TAIN BO CUAILNGE 



Amci/ dondruimiftso 1 ," or CuUU'us, "is amlaid fosfairnecsa i 

cowlepaid." " Is deithbzV áino." Tibid ceac//tar de f>i[a] c^éle. 

" Is maith s\n trá," or Aih'/l. " Is deithb/r disi," or Ailí/1 ; " is ara 

chobair ocon Táin dorigne. 2 Ba a maith bláth in claideb 4 lat," 

936 or Aih'/l. " Atnaig fot 5 s/juide isi« charp?// 7 anart léned imbi." 

Atraig Fergus dia c[h]laideb° 'iarum. " Aill amai ! " orse. " Cid 

notoi ? " or 7 Medb. " Olc gmm dorignis 4 fri kAiUl\" orse. 

u Indnaidid sun« co tísa asi« 9 ííd," or Fergus, " 7 nip mac^tad 10 

lib cid cía« co tísor." Ecmaicc ní fidir Meadb teasbaid \n claideb. 11 

wo Teit as 7 ber\o\ claideb 12 a arad lais iwna láia», 7 12a dogní claideb 12 

craiwd isi^ 13 íid. Is de atá Fid Mórt//rúailli u la hUltu. " Tíag- 

maini 15 ass i «díaid ar cele," or Fergus. Cotreccat issin [25^] 

maig a slógaib uile. 16 Arocbad a puiple. 17 (^gairther Feargw 

do Aih'/l do 'imbirt fidchilli. 18 Antan doluid 19 Feargus áon 

945 pupall 20 , gabaid Ail//1 a gáiri fris. 21 

Fergus áixif- 2 : 

'Fo fer fristibt/zear manib sceo mera mbrgmmo mert^ar arbiur 

mocloideb 23 macha mi#d 24 mosdísem calca 25 de gaileonchaib 26 

gáir maniped buaid mná misrálastar didáil dondlec^t sceó gaib 

950 genma 27 almi etarmorslúag 28 muirec^aib fest" 23 dos^leb 30 aui Nesa 

ntó doslóg combng cosrife m^rat^u íer." 

AWill dixif 2 :— 

" Nafer baig," or AnV/1, " ditoit/z 31 cloideb 32 sceó airib 33 ath 
brond rig mmonfait cessoe fera 34 fritgallanw 35 gáir dit 36 deim 
955 Medb arilltúat^a dothoi^g fíad ni fairis lim dedebuid armnáibaet- 
seachaib 37 arciadenat toruided 38 sceo tadet 39 dicachair;/; arceo 
morgleo mórglon^aid fechad. 40 Said sís, 41 " or Aih71, " eo nim- 
beram fidc^ill. Is foc^en do t^íchtu. 42 " 



1 leg. dondruimenarso ? 2 Ameind — dorigne : in LU. this passage runs : " Is 
maitA si;z trá," or AiXill. Tibid cecAtar de frea chéle. tl Amal dondruimi«so," or 
CuSSlius, "isawlaid fósfairnecsa hi cowzlepaid." " Is dethbir disi," orAiliil; "is 
ar cAobair ocon tám dorigni." 3 bá LU. 4 claid" LU. 5 fót LU. 6 cMaid 
LU. : leg. chlaidiub 7 notái ol LU. 8 dorígniwj LU. 9 asi/zd LU. 10 mac^dad 
LU. » claid" LU. ; leg. chlaidib 12 claidiub LU. 12 * om. LU. 13 isi«d LU. 
14 mór drualle LU. 15 Tiagaw LU. 16 ulib LU. 17 arrócbat a pupli LU. 

18 fidc/zille LU. 19 Iwtan dolluid LU. 20 p/zupull LU. 21 Ait gári frz's, asb<?rt 
¥ergus LU. 22 on margin 23 moc/daidib LU. 24 machemind LU. 25 calga 
LU. 26 galión LU. 27 Last stroke of m and a later on an erasure : geni LU. 

28 r of mór added later under the line : ét ar mórslúag LU. 29 fester LU. 

30 Mark of aspiration added later 31 ditdítA (?) LU. 32 claidib LU. 33 airdib LU. 
34 fére LU. 35 frztgallnai LU. 36 dait LU. 37 armnáib ét | seofcaib LU. 

38 torruídet LU. 39 tAadet LU. 40 ar céo mórglo;znaib fec^at LCL 

41 sis on an erasure ; suid sís trá LU. 42 ni agais ni add. LU. 



TAIN BÓ CUAILNGE 37 

Aih7/ dzxzV 1 : 

960 " Imber fidchill sceó búanbach 2 arbelaib rlg sceó rígnai cluichl 3 
arafuiretar fo 4 morslúagu duilecha 5 níbecaumu 6 írit cia toichill 7 
beraz airis diarnantaib 8 cuiignasar arignaib 9 ingenaib ammar- 
eóla bes nigáubu cet c^inta formnaib meldirgi 10 sceochara 
Findobair 11 Fergz^ rodane arbúaib buirechaib 12 co slógaib móraib 

966 timc/^ella dit/zúat/zaib tec^t moirib C07n\c/zruth ríg combrut^ 
draco^ cona.na.il nathrach commbem leoman det&airig 13 t/zosaig 
mc Roeich Fergz^ hua Rosa inrig ruire 14 ." Gaibid 15 imbzVt na 
fer fichilli iaxum. Adresad 16 na flru oir 7 argaid tarsiw clár 
crédumae. 

970 ^clot^ Ailz'/l 1 : 

" Ní cóir rlg coel chame 17 tnarindumae báis bera\r isaldu sceo 
clár airbuile íslu aturraidh 18 a Medb morglonnach sceó fer sanais 
fri Fergus arimdichirt clichi cíaimbre." 19 
^cloth ni Medb 1 : 

976 " Leicc de becc 20 bríathra aithig nidéroig ruben sceo at/marat- 
mib 21 mc rothnim 23 (?) i/meri 23 chlu airrn 24 nitacailtech esbrethac^ 
fritomg diat^úat/za 25 nittad neuit eitig 26 arbuaib sceo foic/^ert/zar 27 
dignúisi fir 28 glanfidzV Fergus" 
^clot/z Fergz^ 1 : 

980 " Aill a rnc, 29 " or Fergus, " nia^bnathraib 30 ilib imgonai^ 31 
arbélaib illtuath sceó sanesaib 32 ailfidir 33 sceó setaib sebort^ir 34 
gáib glainfidzr 35 sceo rígaib imgenaiter deraga rofír" .i. dogentar 
do ríar. Anaid and anaic^disi^ 36 , co cúalatar AiMll isin maiti« 37 
arnabárac/*. 38 " Tofil mórglond ar bélaib mórslúag 39 fri Crui«d 

98 huisci ui Nesa níthu dondotelcfet 40 fir Olnecmac^t arfir fuilglasa 
defuilib mederoth 41 fri dail don^leac^taich 42 sceo decc 43 mórfer 
taurcbad 44 illton/za friníac^ namulac^ di Ultaib doiccfa satress. 45 " 

a 

1 on margin 2 The second b added over the line 3 cluc^e LU. 4 MS. fo 

5 dulecAu LU. 6 níbecumu LU. 7 t/toc^ill LU. 8 diíarnarctaib LU. 

9 cungnas arrígnaib LU. 10 meldrigi LU. ll fmdabáir LU. 12 burec^aib LU. 
13 detAairitA LU. u tossaig texgus mc rossa xóich LU. 15 Gabsait LU. 

16 adret^sat LU., recte 17 cáiwi LU. 18 ataurrid LU. 19 ariwdígirt clic^e 

cíazwbre LU. 20 om. LU. 21 atúar atmib LU. 22 lii rat/t mm LU. 

23 inéxi LU. 24 chlu airm : c^uairm LU. 25 dithúatha. LU. 26 g is later : 

nitat neúit éiti LU. 27 foic^ertar LU. 28 om. LU. 29 All am LU^ 30 na 
bríatAraib LU. 31 iragonm LU. 32 The initial s has been added later : anassaib 
LU. 33 ailfitir LU. 34 sebortir sceó (sceó over the line) LU. 35 glawfitir LU. 
36 i«d aidcAisin LU. 37 matin LU. 38 arabáracA LU. 39 morsluáig LU. 

40 donteilgfet LU. 41 méderatA LU. 42 dowdlecMaig LU. 43 om. LU. 

44 taurcbat LU. 45 diultaib ticfa LU. 



3* TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

[2Ó B ] Meád dixit 1 : 

" Nafer immoraiu amc Mathar mdrúallaig sceó gs erroth 3 
990 aardaib aurailig dro/ztar' fir fertar mná búaib remaib cennaib 
slúag dcmemsatar claideb' cechui mui/zter coechlesaib imbrct 
scco damaib agad 7 sceo mnfub 8 berat arb<:rtad° mórsluaig dirói 
Cuailgi 10 cotolad 11 inslíiag." M 
jc\ot/i Fergus 1 : 
995 " Gremmaigt^r morcend 13 fobrui/zdiu drothol tiagaid ria 
riagaib inbrais mormenmnaid 14 dit//úat//aib toi/zged 15 dirígnaib 
báiged 16 frinámte agat." 

Concloit// n! Medb: "Dentar dcntar anasber. Fotmám mide- 
tar 17 deilslúagaib 18 cengad 19 cen ba 20 Ait fotcho///as 21 tabairt^.' , 
íooo Doc^///lat as do glais Chrui/zdchon. Co cúaladar mac A'úel/a .i. 
Ma«e 2 - : " Díam dían leict//ir 2:í arfir fi/zdc/zleas sceo mát/zair 
at^air arbuaib bendachaib arciuchlais corrís mod decar 24 airsci/z 
dibuaib arddc//leas nosilis rói." 
Conclot/z ní Fergus : 
1005 " Na téig a mc morglondaig nibot/z 25 comarli berad 26 coticcba 
dithchend 27 dit muiníul bert/iair lagilla namulac^ dot^oet 28 
imarddai fnri 29 buiretar 30 fortoi/zg glais boccit culter 31 arsilestar 
irric/ztu airchecht morglon/2 huisci' forbádfae didamib 32 mórsliiag 
ar AiP 3 guinfa dimecnV 34 Medb ilgnúisi archel arroib rmdechaib." 
1010 " Romléicidsa com longes 35 hi tossach, 36 " or Fergus, " arna 
robrisster flr fer íor'm ngilla 37 7 na bái riunn 7 in slúag inar ndeoid 
7 na mná i/ma ndíaidside. ,, 
3clob& Medb : 

" Cluinte a Fergus ditinchaib arinmain 38 ar búaib aursclaich 39 

1015 coslúagaib 40 maithib ní teilce 41 Ultu dit/mut&aib tairp^ta 42 tarcoba 

agári imag nOi 43 forb^rei 44 dáil slic^t." " All amai," or Fergus, 

1 on margin 2 máta LU. 3 erreth LU. 4 drowgtar LU. 5 claidib LU. 
6 céocMessaib LÚ. 7 ágat LU. 8 n added over the line 9 árbertat LU. 

10 dirói c^úalngi LU. ll otolat LU. 12 intslúaig LU. 13 Gremmaigter — 

mormenmnaid : Grewmaigt^r mórc/tend ior bruiwniu drocAol tíagait riaríagaib 
ircbraiss mórmt?mnnaig LU. u a dot over m and a dot after r of mor 15 toiwget 
LU. 16 baiget LU. 17 midedar LU. l8 deilslúagaib LU. 19 cengat LU. 
20 after ba h has been added : bá LU. 21 fót chommus LU. 22 co cualatár 

Mane mac AWella LU. 23 léictAir LU. 24 decarp v LU. 25 nibad LU. 

26 cAowarli bt?^at LU. 27 dítc£end LU. 28 totát LU. 29 fo'rói LU. 30 búrebfcar 
LU. 31 cuillte LU. 32 didamelb LU. 33 aril" LU. 34 A letter (a ?) has 

been erased after/ 35 loiwgis LU. 36 tossuc^ LU. 37 ngillse LU. 38 anmaiw 
LU. 39 aurscaig LU. 40 cotslúagaib LU. 41 nítfcelce LU. 42 dit^nutaib 
taírbertha LU. 43 nái LU. 44 iorberi LU, 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 39 

" a Medb co mbáise nátguthclui;ziur fot^úat/zaib nimtorais 1 ar 
nimt/iá. mac moethlig fngailte ar Emai/z. 2 Morbuille for túat^aib 
ní biu rowleicc ditleccaib namiarair numtiagar 3 culaid 4 dimaith 5 

1020 lesa arfechtaib cosi/z dala nde. 6 " 

Dot//aet 7 Cúchulai^d co mhoi oc At/z C^ruind ara cted. 8 
" Apopa, a Láig, 9 " olse ria 10 araid, " dofil na sluagu du?z." 
" ArUmgu 11 deu," ol int ara, " firfeasa 12 ardc^leas ar bélaib eirred 
hi coicill dumucc for eachaib sengaib co cungaib argaid co 

1025 zzdrochaib ordaib ior buada herthzx™ cichis ar cendaib 14 ríg 
oconicim 15 adb^rad 16 buaid aráu scmdaireatf/z/." " Emde a Lúig, 17 n 
ar 18 Cuchulaind, " ogaba eissi fri mórbúaid Maichi 19 nitsrengat 20 
tar árong fri humed mná muidme dar muig deiriuch 21 rnc fri 22 
sceo aitti ailmi [26 b ] fri /zetnai echrot^ sceo Ail w Medba 

1030 melleth fri himt//echt diéis roslúagaib." " Adeochasa, 23 " or 
Cúchulaind, " ina huis^z' do chungnum frim. Adeoch nem 7 
tdLÍmazn 7 Chrulnd int-tó/zsret^aich. 24 " 

Gaibaid 25 Cron coidec^ friu ; nlsléicfe Murt/iemne, 26 
co roisc monar fer Fene 27 isi^t Sleb túat^ Ochai^e. 23 

1035 Lasodai;/ cotnoccaib int uisau 29 suas co mboi iná nmdaib 30 
crand. 

Teit Ma^e mac AWella 7 Med&a ria các^. Araslic^ 31 Cúc^u- 
\aind forsiwn 32 át/2, 7 bátir tncha marcach dia muiwdter isiwn 33 
uisci. Doscara 34 Cuchulaind dá s^e 35 ndéc lsec^ 36 dlb ait^erroch 

1040 imon nuis^z'. Focherdad a puible 37 iconn™ dXhsin. Dotét 39 Lugaid 
mac Nois 40 Allc^omaig 41 do acallaim Chonculaind tricha 
marcac//. " Fochen daid a lLugaid, 42 " ol Cuchulaind. " Dia 
foigela 43 énlaith 44 Mag Muirt/zemne, rodbla 45 cadán 46 co leith 

1 nimt/zorais LU. 2 emum LU. 3 namiarair (.i. nantiagar) LU. 

4 cosimiulaide cúlaid LÚ. 5 gl. .i. diroirben. 6 cosin dala nde om. LU. 

7 TotAét LU. 8 cn \ n & lu. 9 a popa Lóig LU. 10 iriz LU. 

11 artungsaLU. 12 ftrfassa LU. 13 b^rtair LU. u cAennaib LU. 

15 aconiciw LU. 16 toberat LU. " Émde a Láig LU. 18 op LU. 

19 macAe LU. 20 nisrengat LU. 21 tíarmaig derúic^ LU. 22 om. LU. 

23 adeocAosa (.i. atgim) LU. : leg. ateochsa 24 i«t saiwretAaig LU. 25 gaibid 

LU ; gébaid above 1. 205 26 muirtAimiu LU ; leg. i muirthemniu 27 corroirc 

monar féne LU. 28 ocAáine LU. 29 usci LU. 30 i «indaib LU. 

31 araslig LU. 32 forsind LU. 33 mumtir isiwd LU. 34 Toscara LU. 

35 sé LU. 3 5 ndaglaecÁ LU. 37 FocAerdat a puiple LU. 38 iconá LU. 

39 tottó LU. 40 úi Lomairc add. LU. 4I gl. .i. tecAt taidecAt LU. 

42 dait a Luig LU. 4r > fóigela LU. 44 énflaitA LU. 45 rotbía LU. 

4G caud (.i. cadán) LU. 



40 TATN BO CUAILNGE 

allaile. 1 Dia tonda'- dino 3 íasc a nnesaib nb a ni//db£/-aib 4 

1045 rodbía 8 e5, .i. bratán, co llet// arailiu/ Rotbia 1 na t/i gais .i. gas 
biroir 7" gas fochluc//ta y H gas trechlai///. Rotbía frr i ?/nát//' J 
tart chcnd." " Is toirisc," or Lugaid. " Feba túait^i 10 don nrwc 
dodúthracair 11 ." " Id cfu"//e bar slúag, 18 " or C\xchw\niud. " Níbo 
dirsan dait do uaiti ara ci//d," or Lugaid. " ImgCna fír limsa 7 

1060 dagláechdac^t," or Cuc//ulaind. "A p//opa a Lugaid 13 ," or 
Cúc huXatnd, "inimmágetarsa 14 ?" "Tongu dodia 7 retiguá 16 " or 
Lugaid, " nl lamether 10 óenfer ná dias úaidib tobairt 17 a fúail ls 
a ni///ec//tair iy in dunaid, mani bet fichtib iid tnchtaib ocai. 20 " 
" Bid//- 1 sai// ní d5ibso/// 6n," or Cúchulamd, 22 " dianragabsa 23 

1055 dibrugud-' isi// 25 tailm. Bid adas dait a "Luigazd 2 * in cocelesi 27 
fil dit 28 la hUltu, dianomt[h]lse-° brlg cac// fir. Apairseo trd cid 
as ail deit," ol Cuc//uW//<^. 30 " Couo?/ira.ib cairti 31 lat fnm buidi//." 
" Rotbla acht robé comart//a 32 fuiri. Ocus abair frim p//opa 33 
Ferg//^ bít// c<?///arda 34 fora mbuidi//. Abair frisna leigi b\th 

1060 comardae fora mbuidi/z, 7 toinged animchoi^et 35 fri///, 7 
tomiced biad cach noenaichde 36 uaidib." 

Teit Lugaid 37 úad. Ecmaic búi Fergus hi pupull 3S la hAil/71. 
Cotgair Lugaid amach 39 hé 7 ráiti fris insai//. Concloith 39a ní 
Ail/71 : " Cair isisanasaib 40 fert^air hi meiltmaigib ni///rat// 

1065 morsluagaich 41 diar tuat//aib ticset foblt^ fir róich osndethar 42 
dinet//ar 43 fíadon falnathar 44 arMeidb 45 melduilig donfáir mor- 
c//obair. Tlagam húat//ud slúag 40 co pupaill morscoith 47 7 scor 
anocol [27 11 ] dileccaib art//uirb imp//oit 4S ardailib 49 día///raib 
tascnai t//ánic. 50 " " Toíiga 7 retiaua 51 nl//zt//á," ar Fergus, 52 cen 

1070 at//chomrac 53 don gilla. 54 "Tomair, 55 " a Lugaid, " eirc cuici áus 



1 alailiu LU. 2 día tomna (.i. día tí) LU. 3 dazzo LU. 4 iasc ináberxx LU. 

5 rotbia LU. 6 alailiu LU. ' rotbíat LU., recte *■* om. LU. 

9 i nith LU. !o túat/ze LU. n dodút/zracar LU. 12 it cáira forslúaig LU. 

13 A popa Lug LU. 14 i/?t slúaig add. LU. 15 7 rt om. LU. 16 laimet/zar LU. 
17 tabairt LU. 18 fúail LU. 19 i nvnto.hX.ur LU. 20 ocai 0;«. LU. 

21 Mark of aspiration added later 22 Cu LU. 23 diawdragbasa LU. 

24 díburgud LU. 25 asi;z LU. 26 Lug LU. 27 'vi c^océlisi LU. 

26 dait LU. 29 dianozwtisse LU. = dia n-dom-thí-se 30 Cú LU. 

31 cairte LU. 32 cowart-foe LU. 33 popa LU. 34 cowardae LU. 

35 i added below later : tomget anmc^omet LU. 36 -aidc/ze LU. 37 ag LU. 

38 pupaill LU. 39 imach LU. 39 * oclot^ LU. 40 issisanassaib LU. 

41 morslúagaib LU. 42 aisnet^ar LU. 43 dízzdet/zar LU. 44 falnat/zair LU. 

45 armeidrh LU. 46 d of úathud later over u : úatlr sluáig LU. 47 móirscoit^ LU. 

48 MS. p altered to/: artuirb iwrfoit LU. 49 ardálaib LU. 50 tascnae tanicc LU. 
51 Tongu do dia LU. 52 Lugaá/ LU. 53 at/zc/zowzarc LU. 54 gillu LU. 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 41 

in raga AWill tricha. chet 1 cucamsa 2 im buidi/z. Ber dam co 
ti;zne 3 dó 7 taulchufa fína..*" Teit cuici 5 iaxum 7 ráiti fris. 
" Fó limsa 6n," ar 6 Cucmúaind, " cia theis ." 

Cotrecat a ndl buidi;z ia.ru?n. Bid 7 and co hadaig 8 ; no co 

1075 mbeidis 9 tricha. aidche andsud. 10 Brisid Cúc[h]u\aznd tricha lóech 
dlb cosi;z tailm. 11 " Bid 12 olca bar ni;;/t/^eac/;ta," ol Fergus ; 
" doficfad 13 Ulaid asa noei;zdi/z u 7 cotomelad 15 ar mur 16 7 gnan. 
Is olc in c[h]úl chatha. inonfil 16a . Táit as do Chúil Airt&ir." 

Ecmaic dochúaid Cuchu\aind in /2aidchisi/z do acallai/zz 

1080 U\ad. " Scéla lat ? " or Conchoba7\ " Mná bratait^ 17 ," or 
CuchuW;;^, "éiti agat/zar 18 , fir gonaxter." " Cichi 19 brata ? cichi 
aig 20 ? cichi 21 goi;; ? " " Bert/iius buchae fuile fuirtbe gain/ze .1. 
cend fuirtbe air, bert/iius Aih'ii mac Matae 7 Fergus mac Roich 
roáána. rodacleac/*t claideb conda.cosca.r eochridi Conchobair 

1085 cáich 7 codescarfa." " Ní mór tarbai dait," or Couchobar, 
" i/zdíu ; donánic ar tin/zorcai/z in chetna. 22 " Teit as uaidib 
iarsuidiu, 23 co ;;accai na slúagu oc scuc/zad ass iarsodain. 24 

" Aill 24a a/;;ai," or A'úiii, "atchiu caxoat conda.tr'md\ y ° badbae 26 
ardibi firu iniat/zu 27 argéba bu 28 cuiretha bith a t//ric//ait imbera. 2 * 

1090 iartuidec/zt sluaig dibua/zaib 30 .i. di Laignib sreithfith fuil 
a^méderad dofaet/zsad 31 ociwmorái^ ar buaib U\ad isi;mátA" 
Gonaid Cuchu\aind tricha. lcéc/2 32 díb for Áth Duirn. Ni roachta.- 
tar iaxum conid adaig rángadar 33 Cuil nAirt/zir. Go/zaid 
Cuc\ti\u\aind tricha. lóec/2 34 díb ocsuidiu 35 , 7 foc/'ertad a puipli 

1095 and. Bái 36 ara A'úeiia, .i. Cuilli^, oc nigi na fonnad isi/m 37 2XI1 
matin. Bentiso;;/ co cloich ^widromarb. Is de atá Cuillne 3S hi 
Cúil Airt[h]z>. Rosagat trd co feótar i nDrui/7/ Féne 39 la Cona.i\\i, 
amal adrubramar romai^d. 40 



1 cét LU. 2 cucumsa LU. 3 ti;/ni LU. 4 taulc/mma fína LU. 

: ' c/zuci LU. 6 ar added over the line : or LU. " Bít LU. s cotádaig LU. 

'■' b added over the line later 10 nó — andsud om. LU. n no combetís .xx. 

aidc/n a;zd si;z zmal itb^rat araili libair add. LU. 12 Bit LU. 13 toficfat LU. 

14 noi;;dm LU. 15 cotonWlat LU. ; lcg. cotobmélat 1G múr LU. ; leg. úir 

lfi:i Beneath the first ;; a curved perpendicular strolce has been added later 
17 brataitir LU. 18 The mark of aspiration is later : agatair LU. 19 cicew LU. 

20 cíc^e áig LU. 2I cic£e LU. 22 c/zétnse LU. 23 iarsudiu úadib LU. 

24 oscuc/md (.i. oc tect) ass LU. "a after Aill there is an erasure 25 A dividing 
stroke has been added later between t and r 2,; Ddathri;/*/ taut/zat slúagu is bodbdaí LU. 
27 inithu LU. 28 gl, .j. xilad » inbera. LU. 30 díbúanaib LU. 

••> dofoétsat LU. *» >xxx> \fc cn LU 33 rawcatár Lu> 3 j Gonaid tricAa LU. 

35 sudiu LU. s(i búí LU. 37 issi;;d LU. 3 * Ath Cuillne LU. 

39 i «Drúiw Féine LU. 40 atrubmwar re;;;oi;;d LU. 



42 TAÍN BO CUAILNGE 

Doissnaetet 1 Cúchulathd iarsuidiu. 2 Orggait 3 cct fcr cacha 

1100 haidche dib 1 na tri haidc//c 5 mbátar and. Gabais tabaill dóib 
a Oechainiu iwna farrad. " Bid diwbuan ar slog la Coi^ cuc/ju- 
\aind 1 in c[h]rut//sa," ol Aih'/l. " IWar imarchor comai uan 
chucai 8 .i. rambía comcidi Maigi Muirthemne 5 di Maig Aii, 10 7 
carpat bus 11 ócc/i beis 1 - i «Aiu 13 , 7 ti;;/t/;ac//t dá fer ndcacc." 

1105 Airgg, mad ferr lais, a wmagsa 15 i«ro[27 b ]alt 7 tri .VII. 
c;/;;/al, 7 adgigneadar 16 do cach ní adbat^ airi diat[h]ribi 7 iwdile, 17 
7 ímgcntar lais i^bi. Ocns tlet im c//cllsi«esa 18 ; is ferr dó oldas 
ccilsi^e digtigerw. 19 " " Cia ragas as 20 frisi/z ? " " M«c Rot// sund 
ucut." Luid iorún do Delga m<2c Rot/z tec^tairi AWeMa 7 Medba. 

1110 Is c timchellas hErmd i;*d 21 oenlo. Is and bad ddig la Ferg^j- 
b\th Cuchu\aind°~ z i TzDelga. " Atchíu fer chucai^d, 23 " or Ldeg 
fri Co\nckú\aindP Bm-ad 25 buidi fair. Fet^al línda imbi. Lorc 
anfaith 26 ina láim. Calc déd 27 foa c/ioim. Leine c[h]ulpatach 
co ;;dercz';zdtliud imbi." " Cia do loechaib \nc\ ríg ún ? " or 

1115 CuchuXaind. Imc/zomairc 28 m<2C Rot# do Ldeg cia diambo 
c[h]éle. 29 " Cele c\on fiur ucad 30 tls," ar Ldeg. Bói Cúc[h]u- 
laind ina 31 suid//iu 33 ism sneac/zta corici a dí leis cein meter J:J 
imbi oc escaid a léne. Aáber u c\mo Zb mac Rot^ fri CoincuXaind 
cia bo coiccéle. 36 " Cele Conchobair maic Neasa," or Cuc^u- 

1120 \aind. " I^nadfil 37 slondudh ba 38 derbu ? " " Is loor 39 si;z," or 
Cuchu\aind. " Anau 40 cia hairw sund hitá Cuchu\aind? " ol mac 
Roth. " Cid asb^rtsa 41 fris? " or Cúc[h]ulazW. 42 Adféd 43 áo a 
nimorchor 44 nuile, am^/asiwdrubartmar. 45 " Cia nobeth Cúc[h]u- 
\aind i2 'mn ocus 46 ní di^gned insi^. Ní rirse 47 brát/zair a 

1125 mát^ar ar rlg naile." 

Doeth Cuchu\aind i8 afrit^isi, 7 asbret^ fris doléicfit//i 49 dd a 

1 a added beneath the line later : dosnetAat LU. ; leg. dosnetat 2 iar is added 
underthe line later : suidiu LU. 3 orggaid LU. 4 diibLU. 5 na .iii. aidcAiLU. 
6 AOc^ainiu LU. 7 la Coinculaind LU., recte 8 dó LU. 9 co/wméite 

Maige Murtewme LU. 10 Aíi LU. " bas LU. 12 bess LU. 

13 Aii LU. 14 da fer deac LU. 15 \n magsa LU. 16 adgignet^ar LU. 

17 mdili LU. 18 gelsinisea LU. 19 óctigernd LU. 20 om. LU. 

21 \n LU. 22 Conc\Aaind LU. 23 c^ucuwd LU. 24 ComcuXaind LU. 

25 r added under the line later 2 « lorg anfaid LU. 37 Calg dét LU. 

28 \mcomzSxc LU. 29 chéli LU. 30 dond fir uccut LU. 31 ina added 

over the line, wanting in LU. 33 The mark of aspiration is later : sudiu LU. 

33 cen mtther LU. 34 atb u LU. 35 ázno LU. 36 cia diarbo cAocéle LU. 

37 iwdadfil LU. 38 = bad : bas LU. 39 lor LU. 40 Anáu LU. 41 rosterthá 
LU. ; leg. asbértha 43 Cú LU. 43 Adfét LU. 44 do and anim are written 

on an erasure : dó \n mm&xchox LU. 45 asrubartmár LU. 46 i noccus LU. 

47 rriri LU., recte 48 Dóet c/zucai LU. ; leg. Doeth chucai 49 om. LU. 



TÁIN BO CÚAILNGE 43 

mbad sáiream 1 na mban 7 a mbo seissc 2 dind folud, arná 
iwbreth 3 in tabaill íorroib ind aidche 4 , cia nosngonai 5 ri 6 dé. 
" Ní dingén," or Cúchu\aind? " Dia ruct^ar 3 ar mná doera 

1130 Qa^d, bíait íor 9 mná sáíra for brói;ztib 10 , 7 beimmi 11 cen mblic//t 12 , 
ma ruct//ar 15 ar mbái blic^tai 14 úai?z." Doeth chucu 15 afrit^isi, 7 
asb^rar fns rambíat na mná dóera 7 na bai bhc/zta. " Ní 
dingén," ar 16 Cúc[h]u\aind. " Dob<?rat Ulaid a ;;/mná doera 
c^ucu i lligi, 17 7 bert/zair 18 doermtf/cni doib iaxum^ 7 imb^rad a 

1135 mblic^tach do feólaib hi ngai;;/red. 19 " " In fil na áill áidiu ? " ol 
in teac/ztaire. " Fil," ar 20 Cuchu\aiud, " 7 ní eper fritso. Dot/nasar 
fair ma atchoise 21 neach duib." " Rofeadarsa, 22 " or Ferg&s, 
" damsa araroit/zcleastar 23 in fer a fbillsig&d, 7 immorro nl leas 
dáibse. 24 Ocus is ed indso in choma. 25 " or Fergus, ".i, aXh 

1140 forsi;zngénat^ar 26 a gleo 7 a c[h]o;;/rac fri hóenfer, arná ruct/^ar 
i«d éit desi;z láa «? ^aid^c/ze 27 , d;7í in tair cobair 6 Ultaib foo. 
Ocus mac^tad 28 limsa," or 29 Fergus, "a fot co tecaidside 30 as a 
cesaib." " Is assu ém dún/ze 31 ," or AuV//, " in fer cac/z lói 32 
andás in cet zz ca.ch naidc^e 34 ." 

1145 Luid Fergus iaxum íorsm ni;;/orchor nísm 34a . Lil di saidiu 35 
di;z0 36 Etarcomal mac Eda 37 7 Leit/m/zdi, 38 m#cdalta 38a A'úe/la 7 
Medfra. " Ní accobar 39 lem do t^eac^t," or Ferg^, " 7 nl ar do 
miscuis. Scít/2 lim namá comrac dúib 7 Cuchu\aind. Do sotla- 
su 40 7 do soisle, 41 lui^di 42 7 ansirce, drús 7 tairptAigi 43 7 dec/zrad 

1150 do che\i [28*] .i. Conculaind. Nl ba 44 mait^ di ior com- 
rucc 45 ." Caniset^r latsu mo s/tód^udZ? 45a airi?" or Etorc^owul. 46 
" Seité?r cXmof" ol Fergus, " acht na.ma. ni tarta a rád fri díartain. 47 " 
Teccat 48 de i ^dib cairpt^ib co 49 Delga. Bái Cúc^uWtó i;zd úair- 
sin oc imbert búanfaig fri Loeg, a dí c^ulaidsora friu 7 enech 



1 sóuem LU. 2 a wbad seisc LU. 3 b later oyer r 4 i naidcAi LU. 

5 nosgonad LU. fi fri LU. 7 Cú LU. 8 leg. ructar 9 ar LU. 10 bróntib 
LU. "beúwniLU. 12 blicAtLU. 13 leg. ructar 14 blic£taLU. 15 Dóeth 
cucai LU. 1C ar added later over the line : or LU. " illegi LU. 18 bertair 

LU. 19 higai/wred LU. 20 ol LU. 21 atc^osse LU. ; leg. atchoissed ? 

22 Rafetarsa LU. 23 ararócless LU. 24 doibsi LU. 25 7 issed inso \n cAóma 
LU. 2C forsmgénat^ar LU. : leg. forsingéntar 27 naidc^i LU. 29 macÁjdad 
LU. 29 ol LU. 30 tecatside LU. 31 duiwni LU. 32 lái LU. 33 a cét LU. 
34 naidc/;i LU. 34 * gl. .i. lenaid LU. 35 sudiu LU. 3C dwo LU. 37 Eda LU. 
38 Létrmm LU. 38a between mc and dalta there is an erasure 39 Aaccobor LU. 
« sotlacAt LU. 41 saisle LU. 42 lui/me LU. 43 tarpige LU. 41 bia LU. 
45 cc on an erasure : cowruc LU. 45:i The marks of aspiration are all probably later 
4,; Etarcowol LU. 47 díardai» LU. 48 Tecait LU. 49 «díb carptib do LU. 



44 TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

ii55 Loig//. 1 "Atchíu dá charpat 9 c//ucund," ol L5eg. a "Fer mdr 

donn isi/v c//arp/// tf>isec//. Folt don;/ crfebach fair. Brat corcra 
imbi. Eoóirand. Lc-nec[h]ulp^/^//^ ;/dergz;/z7zWi///bi. Crotn- 
sciat// co fócbar condúalac// 1 fair di fi;/drui//c. Manáis brCfnech' 

6 mi///uisc' ; co hadairc 7 ina 8 lai;//. Claidcb sithzV/ir lai 9 
1160 c/zuraich 1 " fora dib sliastaib." " Is fás 'iná lui" morsm dob^rar 

lam popa Fergus" or 1 '- Cúc[h]u\aind y " ar nl fil claideb ina 
i//dtiuch i//nge 13 claideb crain//." " Atcóas 11 dam di;/^, 15 " ol 
Cuc[h]uW//<^. " Rogab Ail/7/ a mboegul ina cotlad, 10 heiso//z 

7 Medb ; 7 doretlasstar a claideb 17 ar Fhergus, 7 darat 18 dia 
H65 araid dia t[h]oscaid, 7 doratad claid^ crai;/d i/zna intec^." 

Tic Fergus fosodain. " Fochen s\n a popa a Fergaiss 19 ! " ol 
Cúc[h]u\ai/idr n " Dia tonda- 1 íasc isna haibnib no isna h.\ná- 
b^raib--, robía 23 hé co lleit// araile. Dia tí íall i mag 24 , rotbía 
cauuth 25 co lleit// araile 20 . Dornn biroir nd femur 27 ; dornn foc/z- 

1170 luc/zta 28 ; deog de gamm. Teacht i /znát/z ar do chend tís 29 ma 
thecra 30 t'imfaire co comt/zola 31 rotbía." " Is tairisi lin^ 32 ," or 33 
Fergus, " ní do bíad doroachtamar. 34 Rofedamar do t[h]rebad 
sund." Arfói/;z Cuchu\aind 'mr/im \n rúmorchor Fergz^. Teit 
iar//w remi Ferg/zs. 35 

1175 Anaid Etm:o/;/al oc déicsi;z 35a ConcuXaind. "Cid doechai 36 ?" 
ol Cuc/iu\aind. 31 " Tusu, 38 " ol Etm:ho/;zal. 39 " Mos tairc/zella em 
suil dar sodain," ol Cúc[h]ukzW. " Is hed on atchiu," ol 
Eterco/no\ y " ní feicim 40 ní arndotáigi 41 do neoc//. Ní aiciw 42 
di grám ná heruat/z ná forlon;z líno latt Maccoem tuc/ztach 

1180 a;;/ne co ;/gaisciut// do itA 48 7 co clesaib segdaib atotc[h]o^znaic." 
"Cia nómc[h]áne," ol Cúc[h]ulaind, "nítgensa fobit/z Fergusa^. 
Mina bad 45 do s/znádad 46 \mmorro, robtis 47 do reíiga rigt//i 7 do 

1 The mark of aspiration is later : Laíg LU. 2 MS. chairp° : c/zarpat LU. 

3 or Laég LU. 4 fábur c^o;zduala LU. 5 n added over the line later : bréfecA LU. 
6 mimusc LU. ' h added later 8 inda. LU. ° lói LU. 10 churaig LU. ; 

leg. curaig n lái LU. 13 ol LU. 13 int'mch inge LU. 14 AtcAoas LU. 

15 dano LU. 16 i«na cotlud LU. ■ 17 The first í of doretlasstar seems to have 

been altered from i : dorétlaistir a claidiub LU. lfi dorat LU. 19 a p^opa 

Ferg~ LU/ 2 ° Cú LU. 21 tí LU. ; leg. tomna 22 íasc i n\n\? LU. 

23 rotbía LU., recte 24 a wmag LU. 25 caút/z LU. 26 alaili LU. 

27 fewair LU. 28 focMoc/zta LU. 29 techt i náth ar cend fir LU. ^ a written over the 
line ; leg. thecma ? 31 Themarlc of aspiration is later : comt/zala LU. ; leg. comtolae 
32 tarise X\m LU. 33 ol LU. 34 doroc^tawar LU. 35 Téit FergMJ- ass iar&m LU. 
35a désci« LU. 36 do'fécai LU. : leg. doécai 37 Cú LU. 38 tussu LU. 39 Etarcowol 
LU. 40 icim added Jater above the line : fetar LU. 41 ardotáigt^e LU. : 

leg. aríidotáigthe 42 &.cim LU. 43 doíd LU. : leg. do fid 4 * Fergus LU. 

45 6altered from/: manípadLU. 46 snadud LU. 47 roptís LU. 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 45 

chethramt/isim scáilte ricfaidis 1 úa.im doc[h]um in dú^aid i 
ndegaid 2 do charpait." " Náchimt[h]omaid im sodai/z," ol 

H85 JLtercomcA. " In cor amra ronenaisc, .i. co^ruc re hénfer, 3 .is 
mise ciatacowraicfe rit 4 di feraib hErend imbárach." Téit as 
iaxum. 

Tintái afritAisi o Méit[h]iu 7 C^eit[h]iu, anasbert fna araid : 
"robágus" olse, "fíad Fergais comroc 5 fri CoinchuXaind* imbárach. 

1190 Ni hassu dun?2 d'mo 1 a idnaidi. Toi íorsna. heochu isin s telaig 
dofrit/zisi." Atchí Loeg a.nnls'm, 9 7 asbert fri Coinchulaind : 6 
" dofil in carpat af^rithisi, 10 7 dorala clar clé fr'md." " Ní fíach 
opaid," ol CuchuXaind. 11 " Ara chi/zd dún sís dond áth co fíasmar," 
or Cuc/zulaind. 12 " Ní accobar 13 lem," ol CuchuXaind 11 " a condaigi 

1195 fo/m." " Is ecen daitsiu on," or FtercomaX. Benaid Cúchulaind 
in fot bái fo chosaib, co torc^air ina ligi 14 7 a fet fora thairr. 
" Áirgg uaxm " ar 15 [28 b ] Cuc[h]ulaind ; " is sgít^ 16 leam 
glanad mo lám i^dat 17 . Fotdáilfi/zd a mlparttib 18 6 chíanaib acht 
nípad 19 FtxgusP " Ní scarfam in c[h]rut£sa," ar EtercoMdA, 20 

1200 « co rrucsa do c^eandso no cofárcabsa mo chend latso." "Is ed 
on ém bías andsom" ol Cuchulaind. Bentai Cúc\1i\u\aind cona. 
claideb 21 isa 23 dib noxalaib, 23 co torchair a étach nde, 24 7 niforbai 
imo chnes. 25 " Colla trá " [ol] 26 Cuchulaind. " Aicc," ol YXer- 
chomol. 21 Donaidle 28 Cuchulaind 2 * iarum co fogaid in chXaidib, 

1205 co sebaid 30 a folt de a.ma/ bid co na.lta.in nobertha.. Ni íorroim cid 
drisiuc for toi^d do. O ropa t[h]ro^t£a 31 iaxum 7 robo leanam- 
nach int aithech, 32 bentai hi fossud a mullaich 33 , ^«idrorand corigi 34 
a imli^d. Co naicci 35 Fergus in ca.rpat secha 7 'm noenfer and. 
Tintá 36 Fergus do debaid re 37 Co'mculaind. " Olc dit, 38 a siriti/' 

1210 olse, " mo dlgu'm ; is gairit 39 mo lorc lat," olse. " Na ba lonn írim, 
a poba Fergus," ol Cuchulamd: 



1 ricfaitís LU. 2 MS. indedaid, with a dot before n and a dot over 

it : i ndegaid LU. 3 cowrac iri ri óenfer LU. 4 messe cíatacowraicfe irit LU. 
5 Fergwj cowrac LU. 6 Coinculaind LU. 7 LU. 8 asin LU. 

9 anísm LU. 10 p altered tof u Cú LU. 12 arachend — CucAulaind om. 

LU. 13 accoborLU. u ligeLU. 15 ar on an erasure : or LU. lt5 jadded 
over the line: scíth \em LU. 17 i«niut LU. : O. Ir. indiut 18 It looks like 

parttib, with a strolce erased after the second t, and with i over it : i mlpartib LU. 
19 acht mainbad LU. 20 ol Etarcowol LU. 21 claid" LU. ; leg. chlaidiub 

22 asa LU. ; leg. ósa 23 díb naxalaib LU. 2i de LU. 35 ima. cnes LU. 

2 « om. YBL. " 27 Etarcowol LU. 2 * Danaidle LU. 29 Cú LU. 3o sebai//d 
LU. 31 ropu trowda LU. 32 aidecA LU. 33 mullaid LU. 34 corrici LU. 
35 Co «acci LU. 3ti Tintái LU. » iri UL. 3 <* dait LU. 39 garit LU. 



4 6 TAIN BÓ CUAILNGE 

"Frim' bága bcra'i, fri naimtiu ascada cen claideb foallud'- 
ishc dororaid ar Ul° aigid sced slec//tfa altu a tairbirt fo;;/mám 
FAerchomo/ 1 huallaig cliwren esblát//aib fialum 8 umforsaid ligu 

1215 fortc'v forcar cotlud ná longad* ní sám lam balcbrai;/. Ná fer 
aithber íorm, a popa Fergus." 

Tallcici na slechtai» 9 , co ndechaid carpa/ Fergosa tairis fo 
t[h]n. 10 "Iarfaid 11 dia araid in me fotruar 12 ?" " Nát/m 1 ' C-iciw," 
ar a arasow. " Asrubairt," ol Cuchu\aind, " ní regad co rrucad 

1220 mo c//endsa no co farcbad á\no u a chend limsa. Ce 15 de bid lf) 
assu latsu, a popa a 17 Fergus?" ol ls Cuchu\aind. " Is assu 
ém limsa a ndoron?zad, 19 " ar 20 Fergus, " iiair is eiseo;;/ robo 
úallach." 

Atnaig Fergus \zxum ith 21 nerchowail tna dí p[h]erit^, 22 7 ber\<\ 

1225 i ndead 32a a charpaz'/ fodeisiz/ 33 don dú?zad. 24 Antan not/zeided 25 
tar carrcce, noscarad a let/z dlaile 26 ; intan ba reith 27 , conriac^tais 28 
afnthsie. 29 Danecai Medb. "Ni boid \ná imbert moithc/zuiliim 30 
si;z, a Fergais, 31 " ol Medb. " Nl tocrad 32 dam á'mo int ait/zeach- 
mattud, 33 " ol Fergus, " gleid 34 írisin co'm moir narnargarad. 35 " 

1230 Cladar 36 a fert \a.rum, 7 37 sáitir 38 a liaa 39 7 37 scríbt^air a ainm ogai/^ 40 
7 37 aghair 41 a gubae. Nísndlbeirc 42 á'mo Cúc[h]ultfzVz<^ 43 dadaig 44 
asa t//abaill. 45 

" Cia fer fll lib ar c[h]errd Cox\chu\aind^ imbárach ? " or 
Lugaid. " Dob^at 47 daitseo imbárac^," or Mane rrxac AWella. 

1235 " Nl etom nech 47a ara c/zend," or Medb ; " ronbít/z esso;;/an 48 lais 
co co7/ztastar 49 fer do." Atcotad/z 50 6n d\no. 51 " Ced lefc^ regt/zar 52 

1 Fri LU. 2 faallud LU. 3 ailtu LU. 4 Etarco/«al LU. 5 dimxén 

esblát^aib iwneoc^ nazwaccae arbail uallc^as focAewdib fíalura LU. 6 forsaid LU. 

7 iortchi LU. 8 lowgud LU. ° i«na sléc^tai/z LU. 10 Fergusa. taris co fo 

thri LU. n iarfaig LU., recte 12 fódrúar LU. : leg. fodruar ^leg. nách 

tú ? 14 farcbadsom da.no LU. 15 Cía LU. 16 bad LU. 17 om. LU. 

18 or LU. 19 dorónad LU., recte 20 ar LU. 21 id LU . - 2 MS. dlperith, 

j added later : dip^erid LU. 23 fadessiw LU. 24 dúnud LU. 25 intan 

notheiged LU., = O. Ir. intan notéiged 2fi olailiu LU. 27 réid LU. 

28 o>«rictís LU. 29 affrissi LU. 30 moithchuiióin LU. 31 Fergus LU. 

32 toc/ád LU. : leg. tochrad 32a a has been added later below 33 da.no int 

atec^matud LU. 34 Over the line is added do with marks to show that it was 

meant to precede glied : glieid LU., recte 35 nádnárgarad LU. 36 leg. cladair 

37 7 saitir ; sátir LU. 88 lia LU. 39 om. LU. á0 nogai/w LU. 41 agair 

LU. 42 nisdibeirgLU. ^Cúchulaind dano LU. 44 dádaig LU. 45 LU. 
adds between the columns : 7 dob^rtar a mna 7 a ingena do 7 leth a bó 7 doberthe 
biád do íri dei 4 e Concxdaind LU. 47 Fiaherat LU. 47a after nech there 

is an erasure 48 The first s and owan on an erasure : robítA essem ón LU. 

49 comt^astár LU. 50 The mark of aspiration is later : atcAotad LU. 51 da.no 

LU. 52 ragtóar LU. 



TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 47 

úaib", [29 a ] or Aih'//, "do chui/zdchid 1 'md firsin ar c[h]end 
Concu\aind?" " Nl fil i nhÉre," or Medb, " adc[h]otar do, 
mani t^uict[h]é?r Cúrói m#c Daire no Nat^crantail 2 fen/zid no 

1240 Nadcardil 3 ." Bái fear do mumter 4 Cozzrái 5 isin pupalL* 5 " " Ní 
terga. Cúrui," orse ; " is leór leis dodechaid 7 dia mui/zter 8 and." 
" Tíagar co Nadcrandtail didiu." Teit Mane Andoi cuici. 9 
Adfladad 10 a scela do. " Tairr 11 lind di g^iull 12 di inchaib 
C^nac^t." " Nl ragsa," olse, " inge mad 13 dobert^ar Fi/zdabair 

1245 dam." Dot^oet 14 leo iaxum. Dob^rat a gaisced hi cairr 15 a 
airt/^iur Conna.cht, co mbúi 16 isin du^ad. 17 " Rotbia Fi/zdabair," 
or Medb, " ar ndul 18 ar c[h]end ind fir ucut." " Dogen 19 ," orse. 
Dot//oet Lugaid 20 co Coincu\atnd 'md naidchesi/z. 21 " Dot^oet 22 
Nadcrandtail ar do c[h]en/zso imbárach. Is dursa.n dit 23 , nl- 

1250 foelais." " Ní bá sin," or Cuc\h~]u\aind. Co mad and sin 
adbat/zadar 7 adb^rad Cuc\W]u\aind ma dafoesad Nadcrantaz/, 
7 re\iqua. 2i 

Téit Nadcrandtail arnabárach asi;z dimad 25 , 7 bmd .ix. mbera. 
cuili^d fuaig^t^i follscait^i 26 lais. Is and bái Cúchu\aind 21 isuidiu 

1255 oc íoroim en, 7 a charpat ina farrad 28 . Sreid 29 Nadcranwtail biur 
for Cúchu\aind. 30 Clisis Cúchu\aind íor riná in bera. h\sin y 7 nln- 
derba 31 di foraim 32 'mna. nén. A chumut na hocht mbera. aili. 
Intan focheird a nbma.d rhbir, tec^id ind iall ó C[h]oi/zc[h]ukz;z<^ 
asuide 33, 34 . Cingid iaxum íor rinndris na mbera. axnal én di chac^ 35 

1260 biur for araili i nmarmórac^t 36 na nen, aranác/zélaitis. 37 Gle la 
cách immorro ba for teithed 38 luid Cuchu\aind remiseow. " For 
Cúchuíaind uccot, 39 " olse, " dochuaid ri^/sa 40 for teithed. 3S " 
" Deithber so/z," ol Medb, " ma ranistais dag/zoic, 41 nl gebad in 



1 cAuiragid LU. 2 Nadcrantail LU. 3 no Nadcardil o?n. LU. 

4 di mumtir LU. 5 Cb«rúi LU. 6 pAupaill LU. 7 dodeoc^aid LU. 

8 muwt" LU. ; leg. muintir 9 cuci LU. 10 adfíadat LU. 

11 Tair LU. 12 The mark of aspiration is later : giull LU. 13 má LU. 

14 Totaét LU. : leg. Dotét 15 carr LU. 1C mbói LU. 17 dúnud LU. 

18 dul LU., recte 19 dagén LU. 20 TotAsét Luig LU. 21 imiaidcAisin LU. 

22 Dot/tsét LU. 23 is dirsan duit LU. 24 co mad-rt : combad and sin noc^anad 
Cuchulaind ma dofoetsad NatAcrad LU. 25 dúnud LU. 26 a of fuaighthi is 

added under the line ; the mark of aspiration over g is also later : fúac^tai follscaidi 
LU. 27 bói Cú LU. 28 /added later 29 sríd LU. 30 Couictdaind LU., 

recte 31 niwderbai LU. 32 a added later under the line : foríaám LU. 

33 On an erasure : isudiu LU. 34 Luid Cuchu/aind iarwm íor úicht na ?ié\\e 

add. LU. 35 cach LU., recte 36 i marmóracht LU. 37 amác^elaitís LU. 

38 tecAed LU., recte 39 uccut LU. 40 doc/zóid reowsa LU. 41 The mark 

of aspiration is later : dagóic LU. 



48 TAIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 

sirite fri feta." Ba sáet/z la Fergus do Coinculaind 1 anísi//. 
1265 Dot//oet- Fiac//a mac Firfebe uaidib 3 do c^osc ConcuXaind. 
" Apair fris," ol Fergus, " ba fial iidd 1 buit// arnaib ocaib, cein 
dogeni calma. Is feli dd immorro" ol Ferg»j, "a imfolac^ 5 , intan 
teithes" ria ndeníer 7 ; ol nípo mdo a gras K dd andás do Ultaib 
archena." " Cia romaidi siu ?" or 9 Cuchulaiud. " Nadcran/ztail," 

1270 ol Fíac//a. " Ced heth 10 nomáidedso//z, a cleas dorigni^a fíada 
nípu anfeiliu do, 11 " or CuchuXaind. " Nl<:0/zmáidfedso//z em acht 
nobeith 1 - arm na 13 láim. Nafetarsu 14 ní gonai//zse nec/z cen 
arm. T<iet trá, 'imbárac/*," ol Cúchulaind, " co //zbae 15 itir 
Oichene 16 7 muir, 7 cid moch donte 17 , fo//mcfasa and 7 ní 

1275 t/zeis 18 riam." 

Tairnic Cúchulaind a/zd 19 a dáil, 7 focheird fat^i 20 niwbi iar 
cat/zais na haidc/ze, 7 ní airigistar 21 in coirt/^e már bái ina farrad 22 
co///méite fris feisi/2. Daratailc itir 7 a brat 7 sáidid ina farrad. 22 
Tic Nadcrandtail fosodai/z; hi fénai bretha arm laiside™ "Codde 24 

1280 Cuchulaind?" olse. " Hui//se sund t/zall 25 ," or Fergz^. " Nípu 
samlaid do//zárfas [2a b ] i//dé," ol Nadcrandtail. " In tú in 26 
Cuchulaind ? " " Ocus masa 27 mé dino- 8 ?" or Cuc\\i\u\aind. 
"Masa thusu 29 " [ar] 30 Nadcrandtail, " noc^orrucais 31 cend úain bic 
don dú/zad 32 , ní ber do c[h]^nd ngillai namulaich. 33 " " Nicon misi 34 

1285 itir" ol Cuchulaind. " Eirc wndocum 35 timchell ind aird." Do- 
t//oet 36 Cuchulaind co lLaeg. " Comail uilc/^e smert^a 37 da//zsa lat. 
Ní hetar forsi/2 trenfer comracc 38 írim cen uilchi." Dognitfode 39 
do. Teit ara c[h]end forsi/z tilich. 40 " Coru lim on. 41 Deni 42 
coir ng'aiscid 43 írim tra" ol Nadcrandtail. " Rodbíasu 6n, 44 co 

1290 fesamar," or Cúchulaind. " Foc/zic/Hursa aurc//or dait," or 



1 This is what is meant in the end, but do is over theline, o has been altered from 
another letter (u ?), and i is added under the line ; do Co'mculaind ; co nTJltaib LU. 
2 dotsét LU. 3 úadibLU. 4 do LU. 5 / added over the line 

6 tec^es LU., recte 7 ría naeniur LU. : leg. ria nóenfiur » gress LU. 

9 ol LU. 10 ed LU. " dó LU. ; leg. dom ? 12 no bet/fc LU. 

13 i«a LU. u Rafetarsu ém LU. 15 mbé LU. 16 Oc/zine LU. 

17 between n and t a letter has been erased 18 téis LU. ; leg. tess 

19 iarwm LU. 20 fátAi LU. 21 airigestár LU. 22 /added later 

23 lasuide LU. 24 Cáte LU. 25 taU LU. 26 om. LU. 

27 massu LU. ; leg. massu 28 áano LU. 29 másu thú ém LU. 

30 om. YBL. J1 nocorucaiwse LU., recte 32 dúnud LU. 33 nawulaig LU. 

34 messi LU. 35 a docfoim LU., recte 36 Tot^aét LU. 

37 cowmail uilc^i smertAai« LU. 38 cc on an erasure, and a added over m : 

comxac LU. 39 dognítAe LU. : leg. dogníth ? 40 taulaig LU. 

41 orse add. LU. 42 Déne LU. 43 ngascid LU 44 rotbia són LU. 



TÁIN BO CUAILNGE 49 

Nadcrandtail, "7 níz/zimgaba. 1 " " Níni/^géb acht i narddai," 
or Cúchulaind. Foc^erd Nadcrandtail 2 aurc/zor do. Lingid 
Cúchulaind ind airdi 3 riam. " Is olc dait a imgabáil ind urc/zora," 
or Nadcrandtail. 4 " Imgabaso mo urc^orasa 5 inn arda, 6 " or 

1295 Cúchulaind. Léicid Cúchulaind in gae fair, ac^t ba a narda, 7 
conid anúas docorastar 8 ina mullac/z, colluid trit co talmam. 
" Amai," arse, " ale 9 ! is tu loec^ is 10 dech fil i nÉrmd," ar Nad- 
crandtail. 11 " Ataat .1111. maicc fichid 12 damsa ism dúnad. 13 
Tíagso 14 co /zéiges 15 doib a fil lim do foilgib, 7 doragsa co ndernasu 

1300 mo díc^endad, air adbélsa dia taltar in gae as mo chind" 
1 Mait^," ar 16 Cúchulaind, " dot^eis 17 dorísi." Téit Nathcrand/<zzY 
don du/zad. 13 Dot^oet 18 các^ ara c[h]i/zd. " Cade 19 cend iná 
riastairt^i lat 19a ?" " Anaid, a lóec^u, co ne\c\us mo scela do mo 20 
m«í:caib 7 co ndechus morisi, 21 co ndernar comruc 22 iri Coincu- 

1305 laindP " Teit as dia saigid Conculaind^ 7 dolléice a c[h]laideb 
for Coinculaind. Li^gidside \nn ardai, 25 co mh\ in coirt^i, co 
wmebaid 26 in claid^ \ndé. Síart^a 27 im Cho'mchulaind 28 am#/ 
dorigne 29 frisna m#<rcaib 30 i nEmai/z, 7 lingid Cuchulaind fora 
scíathso^ lasodai^, co mh\ a c^end de. Bentai aitherroc^ ina 

1310 méide an^úas co imXind. Dofuitet a c[h]eit^ri gabaidi 31 for 
talmai/z. Is andsm izxum asb^t Cuchulaind: 

" Ma doroc^air NathcranaTtaz'/, bid formach don 32 imargail. 
Aprain^ cen c [h]ath isi^n 33 uair do Meidb 34 co tnun int slóig. 35 " 

Aided Nadcran/ztail si^. 

Is andsm luid Medb co triun int sluaig 36 lee hi Cuib do 

1315 chui/zdc^id 37 in tairb, 7 luid Cúchulaind inna. ndíaid. For sligid 38 

Midlúac/zra didiu dochóidsi do indriud hUlW 7 Cruithne 

^dicce Dun Sobairc[h]e. Co ?zaccai ní intl Cúchu/aind, Buidi 39 

1 níniwzgaba LU. 2 Nadch" LU. 3 i «arddi LU. * Nath- LU. 

5 mo aurc/fcorsa LU. 6 i rcardda dano LU. 7 i nardda LU. 

8 tocorastár LU. 9 Amai ole LU. 10 as LU. " or Nathcrá LU. 

12 fic^et LU. 13 dúnud LU. J * Tiagasa LU. : leg. Tíagsa 15 co necius LU. 
16 or LU. 17 dotéis LU. 18 dot^át LU. 19 Cáte LU. 

19a or cách add. LU. 20 áommo LU. 21 co ndeochus dorissi LU. 22 cowrac LU. 
23 MS. c. c. : CoincuXaind LU. 24 MS. p.c: Tiat ass di saigid Conculaind LXJ . 

26 i «arddse LU. 26 eb added over the line. 27 síartfo LU. : leg. síabartha 

28 Choinculaind LU. 29 After dorigne, dorigarraib J was written and cancelled 

30 maccu LU. 31 a cetAri gábaiti LU. 32 dowd LU. 

33 insind LU. ; leg. isind 34 Medb LU. 35 s added under the line : 

in\. slúaig LU. 36 s added under the line : co triún intsloig LU. 37 c/miwgid LU. 
38 sligi LU. 39 Bude LU. 

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TAIN BO CUAILNGE 



mac Bái;/ o Slcib C[h]uilli;zd cosi^ tarb 7 .V. samaisce dcac 
imbi. .LX. loec/Z a \\n de muiz/ter 1 AWella. Brat i forcibul im 

1320 cac// fer. Dot/zoet 2 Cúchulaind chucu. " Can tucsaid a 
folaid/r' ?" ol Cúchulaind. "Ont slcb 4 ucut," or 5 i?z laGc/z. 
" Cí'/s/ : cate a mbuachaill?" or 5 Cúchulaind 'postS' Atá am#/ fon- 
rángamar, 7 " ol in ldec//. Foceird Cuc[h]u ltfzWt/'í bidgu* ina ndíaid 
co saidig acállmai 9 forru cotici \n nát/z. Is andsÍ7z d.sbert frisi/z 

1325 tóisech : " Cia t'aÍ7zmsiu ? " olse. " Náchitais nác/zitacara, 10 
Buidi mac Bái^z," olse. " Are in gaise a 11 Buide ! " ol Cuc[h]u- 
\aind. Sraite 12 don c/zertgae 13 co lluid [30*] i nderc a oxaile, co 
7/zmemaid 'mác ind oe alltarac/z resizz iigae. 14 Gontai si/z (ors. 
a.tk. Is de atá Áth Buide. 15 Berair in tarb isizz dunad 

1330 lasodaizz. Imraidset iarum nipad andsu 17 Cúchulaind ac/zt 
tuct/za a c[h]leiti/ze aire. 18 

Is 'v&xum luid Redg cáinti A'úella a co7/zairle 19 c/zucai do chui/zd- 
chid 20 in c[h]leitl7ze, .i. gái Conculaind. " Tuc da7?zsa do gái," or \n 
cái/zti. " Acc om," or Cúc[h]ultfz7Z</, 21 " acht dobér 22 seotu dit. 23 " 

1335 " Nádgebsa ón," ar in cáinte. Gegnasoz/z on 24 in cái/zti, uair nád 
foet úad a toirgid 25 do. Ocus asb^rt in cánti nob^ad 26 a enech 
mani 27 beraá in cleití/zi. Focheird Ciichulaind 'vaxum in cleití/ze 
dó, co luid tnana c[h]eand fort/zarrsu. 28 " Is tolam sétse 29 em," 
or 30 \n cáinte. Is de atá Ath Tolam Set. Atá á\no u át/z f/'is anair 

1340 air//z i narrastair 31 a numa don c[h]letlne. 32 hUmairritA aizzm i/zn 33 
át/^a s\n á'\no. 2i Is andsi/z trs. geguin Cuchulaind ina huilesea 
asrub^rtmar hi Cuib .i. Nat/zcoirpt/ze occa c/zrandaib, Cruithen 
fora ath, m#ccu Bz/achalla occa carnn, Marc ina t/zelaig, Meille 
ina dind^ Badb 34 ina t/zur, Bogui/ze ina grellaig. 



1 muiwtir LU. 2 Dot/zsét LU. 3 The mark of aspiration is later, 

and i is added under the line : folad LU. 4 s later under the line 

t 
5 ol LU. 6 MS. p, the usual Latin abbreviation for post : om. LU. 

7 fóndráwcawár LU. 8 bidcu LU. 9 mai on an erasure : oc saigid acallma LU. 

10 nac/iitc/zara LU., recte n The a is imperfect, and before it some letters 

have been erased : íor LU. 12 srait/íe LU„ 13 ám c^ertgai LU. 

14 resm gai LJJ. 15 mBude LU. l7 d altered from 

another letter : ansu LU. 18 airi LU. 19 a co»sarli LU. 20 c/iuittgid LU. 

21 Cú LU. 22 dáb" LU. 23 dait LU. 24 dawo LU. 

25 targid LU. 26 mtber&d LU. 27 MS. manai, with i altered later 

ío s : mani LU. 28 forstarsnu LU. 29 / of tolam on an erasure : is tolaw 

(.i. sét talmaw) \n sétse LU. 30 before this stands a superfluous 7, and before 

that ol c.c. has been cancelled : ol LU. 31 i «arrasar LU. 32 don cletine added 

over the line later : don cletiniu LU. 33 i«d LU. 34 Bodb LU. 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 51 

1345 Tintái Cúchulaind aithirrach i mMag Muirt^emne. Ba diliu 
lais imdedail 1 a mennato icisin. Iar tia.chtain iarum gegum 
firu Cróiniche, 2 .i. Focherd 3 .XX. 4 fer Focherdde. Dosnetarraid 
oc gobáil 5 dúnaid doib, .X. ndeogmaire 6 7 .x. fendidi. 7 Tintá 8 
Medb antúaid aithirrac^, 9 a 10 roan coict^igis oc 11 i^driud in 

1350 c[h]óicid, 7 6 rofich cat^ iri Fmdmóir 12 mnái Celtc/zair maic 
Cuitheoc^air, 13 7 dosb^t .L. mban iar togail Duin Sobairc[h]e 
fuirri hi cric^ Dáilríadai. 14 Nach airm trd i Cuib i rosáidi 15 Medb 
echfleisc, is Bile Medba a ainm. Cac^ áth 7 cach dingnai occo- 
airfiu, 16 is át^ 7 dignai 16a Medba a a\nm. Cotregat 17 uile iaxum 

1355 oc Focheird íd dib st Medb 18 7 in fiallac^ Wmtha.cht in tarb. 
Ocas 19 gabais a buachaill 20 a tarb ndlb, 21 conidtxmtachtax (?) 22 taris 
i mbmiai nimchuma.ing™ la crand for scíat^u. Conidmbertada.r 2i 
cosa na slabra triasin talmai^. Forgaimen a 25 a.inm in búac^alla. 
Notta 26 and ia.rum, cori\d de 27 axnm in c[h]nuic Forgaimen. 

1360 Ni bai imnet^ foraib tra. ismn aidc^e, 28 acht adcotad 29 fer do 
di/zgbáil Conculaind for áth úaidib nama. 30 

C[LU. 7o b31 ] "Guitter cardi c^laidib úand ior Coinculaind" 
or Ailill. " Tíat Lugaid fns," ol các/z. Teit iarow Lugaid día 
acallai/^. " Ci/mas atúsa i/mosi oco^t slog ? " ior Cuc[h]u\aind. 

1365 " Mór ém in cuitbiud condlachtals iorro" ior Lugaid,' 3 .i. do mná 7 
t' mgena 7 let^ do bó duit. Ocus is trummu leo a ngui/z^do bíat^ad 
indá. cac^ ní." Dot^uit fer cac^ lái leis co cend sec^tmami 
andsin. BristzV fír fer ior Coinculaind ; láitir fic^i i nóeniecht día 
saigid, 7 nosgeogamsiu^z uli. " Eirg cuci, a Fergus" ior Aih7/, 

1370 " conda.ra.ib 32 clsemchlód magni lais." Tíagait iarow co mba.tkr hí 
Cronig. Issed doroc^ar leiss ar galaib óenfer isin maginsin .i. 



1 iwdeguil LU : leg. imdegail 2 crocine (nó croimcfo) LU. 

3 foc^erda LU. 4 .xx. on an erasure, with a letter erased after it 

5 gabáil LU. 6 ndeogbaire LU. 7 fénnide LU. s Tmtái LU. 

9 aitAeruc^ atúaid LU. 10 ó LU., recte u cóict^iges oc LU. 

^iriadd. LU. 13 UUidirLU. « Dailríatai LU. 15 iwrosaidi LU. 

16 ocárfíu LU. 16a diwdgna LU. 17 £0«drecat LU. 1S dib st on an 

erasure : oc FocAeird etz> Ailill 7 Medb LU. 19 On an erasure : Acht LU. 

20 mbúacAaill LU. 21 dib LU. 22 From / to c on an erasure ; after /, 

i and a are clear, then comes apparently t, and after it a, which may have been 
altered from h : oidtiwacAtatár LU. 23 cumaing LU. 24 Cbmdbertatar LU. 

25 om. LU. 2C This looks as if it were originally Nata altered to Nota, with a 

second t added later under the line : Atá LU. 27 hé LU. 2M isiwd aidc^isin LU. 
2y d has been added over a : adc^ota LU. = O. Ir. adcotae 30 namá úadib LU. 

31 The whole of the following passage in brackets is taken from LU. (/O l) 33 to 
72 b 24). It does not occur in YBL. 32 rectc con-dan-raib 

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52 TAIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 

dá Rot//, dá LHa;/, dá baateolaid, .x. ndrííit//, .x. ndeogbaire, .x. 
Ferg&sa, seser FedelmtAe, sé Fíac[h]raig. RobIt//a trá sfo uli 
lcsíu/// ar galaib oenfer. O roláiset Izrom a pupli hi Crónig, 

1375 roiwráidset cid dogé»-[7I a ]taís M Co\ncu\aind. " Rofctursa," 
ol Mcdb, "a nas mait// a«d. Tíagair 1 úaiwd día saigid £tf?/daruib 
carti claidib úad (r'\s'\n slóg, 7 rarabía let// na #/bó fil suwda." 
lkrair iarow \u fissiw c//uci. " Doge;/sa aní," or Cúchu\aind } 
Ki adit nármilter úaibsi a nárac//." 

1380 " - Immarc//uirt//^r fns," or Ail/7/, (C Fiwdabair do t[h]abairt 
dó, 7 a di;/gbáil do;/a slogaib." Téit Mani Ait^ra;//ail a dochum. 
Tcitside co lLal'g hi tossiuc//. (( Cia día//dat céliusiu 3 ?" olse. 
Nínárlasair Laég da.no. Asb^t Ma;/i fris fo t^ri \n c[h]rut^si;z. 
" Céli do Cho\nc\h]u\aind" forse, " 7 nác^a///fo/Taig, nadnecma 

1385 nádbe//ur do chend dít." " Is lo;/d \n ferso," ol Mani, las oud 
úad. Téit ian/m do acallai/// Concu\aind. Is and robói 
Cuc[h]u\aind íar bei//z dei a lé/zed, 7 i/z snec^ta i//zmi i/za sudiu 
corici a cris ; 7 rolega \n snec/zta i///mi ferc[h]///«at fri meit brot^a 
i/z míled. Ksbert Ma/zi da*/z<? ón mud c//étna frisside fó t[h]/-í, 

1390 cia día//zbo c^éli. " Celi ConchobaXr 7 nác^a//zfo/raig. Díana//z- 
fo/'gea \mmorro ní bas síriu, b'xthus di chend dít ama/ tíscar di 
lu/z." " Ní réid," ol Mani, " acallai//z na desiseo." Teit Mani 
úadib iarom 7 adfét do Ailz7/ 7 do Med£ a scéla. 

" Taet Lugaid c^uci," or AWitl, " 7 ara nairlat^ar dó \n 

1395 n'mgm." Téit "Lugaid iarsudiu 7 adfét do Co\nc[h]u\aind 
anísi//. • " A poba "Lxngatd" ol Cuchulaind, " is bréc si/z." " Is 
bríat^ar ríg assidrubai'rt," íor Lugaid ; " ni bía bréc de." " Déntar 
a///laid," ol CuchuXaind. Luid \jugaid úad lasodai/z 7 adfet do 
Ail/7/ 7 do Medb a nat[h]escsi//. " Taét \n drúth \m ric&tsa," 

1400 or Ail/7/, " 7 mi//d ríg íora, c[h]i/zd, 7 fasisidar di chém Co'mcu- 
\aind arnác^anait^gné, 7 téiti 'md 'mgcn leis, 7 ara naiscea dó hí, 
7 tecat ass ellom fo/z cruths'm. Ocus is dóig \mmértha.\ ceilg íon 
cruths'm, conná fostba sib cé'm co tí la AUltu don chaXh." 

Téit \axom \n drúth cuci 7 'md 'wgen lais, 7 ba di ché'm 

1405 árlastar Co\ncu\aind. Téit Cú dia saigt[h]i/z. Ecmaic atgeoi/z- 
s\um íor erlabrai 'md fir co///bo drúth. Sret^is liic telma bói 
'ma. \á\m fair, co /zsescai/zd 'ma, c[h]e/zd, co tuc a i/zc[h]i//d ass. 
Tic dochum na \ng\n\ ; benaxd a dí t/ilis dí, 7 sádid liic triana 



leg. Tíagar 2 In marg. : corarac Concxxlaind f/i Fi/zdabair mso 

3 leg. chélesiu 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 53 

brat 7 tríana lénid, 7 sádid cort^e [71^] tría medon \n druitA 

1410 Atát a ndí c^ort^i a/zd .i. cort^i Fi/zdabrac^ 7 cort^i \n drúit/z. 
Fácbais Cúc[h~]u\aind íón cruthsi[n~) íat. Tlagair 6 Aik7/ 7 
ó Medb do íarmórac^t a mmuntiri, ar ba fota leó ro//zbátár. 
60 /zaccassa iaro//z isi/z tunidisi/z. Atc^los iaro//z fo/z dú/zc/zaire 
uli anísi/z. Ní bái trá carti dóib la Coincuiaind iartai/z. 

1415 l A mbátár i»t slóig and tráthnóna., co /zaccatar docuret^ar \n 
lia forru anair 7 a c^éli aníar ara cend. O/zdrecat isi/zd aer ; 
not^uititís eter dúnad Fergz^a 7 dúnad nAilella 7 dúnad Nera/zd. 
Robot^ oco/zd reibsi/z 7 oco/zd ábairt on tráth coraile, 7 robátár 
int slúaig inna. seseom, 7 a scéit^ íora. ce/znaib día saérad íor 

1420 barnib na cloc^, cojnbo \án a.n mag dina lecaib. Is dé atá Mag 
Cloc^air. Ecmaic immorro iss e Cúrúi mac Dáiri dorigni insin. 
Dodeoc^aid do c^obair a mu/ztiri, 7 bói hi Cotail íor ciná Mu«- 
rema[i]r maic Gerrci/zd. Doluidsidé 6 Emai/z Mac^a do c^obair 
Concu\aind, co mbói in Ard Róic^. Rofitir Cúrói ní bói fer 

1425 fulai/zg Mu/zremair insint slóg. It é didiu dorige/zsat ind abairt 
sin etorro andls. Guitter ónt slóg íorxo bith na tost. Dogníat 
córai iaxom Mu/zremur 7 Cúrui, 7 téit Cúrúi dia thig 7 Mu/zremur 
do Ema.in Mac^a. Ocus ní t^ánic Mu«re//zur co lá in cha.tha.. Ní 
t^ánic da.no Cúrúi co co;/zrac Firdíad. " Ap/aid íri Coi/zcu- 

1430 \aind" ol Medb 7 Ail///, " tt?/2darabni 2 cláémcMód magni leis." 
Dob^rar dóib iaro//z 7 clséwc^lóid ina.d. Roscáic^ nói?inÍ7i Ulad 
fosodai/z. Ar intan dofiuc^traitís asa cess, tictis dréc^t díb beus 
íorsin slóg conosgabad a tindovcdHn doridisi. 

3 Roi//*ráidset iaro/// m^crad Ulad i nEmain Mac/za oco. 

1435 " Tróg dún" arsiat, " ar popa Cúc[h]u\aind ce/z c^obair dó." 
" Ceist cm," ol Fíac^na Fulec^ mac Fir Febi, derbrát//airszafe 
do Fiac//aig Fíalda/za mac Fir Febi, " rombíasa cet/zern lib, 
co /zdeoc/zsai/zdsea do t^abairt cobra dó desi/z. [72*] Tíagait 
trí coecait m<2C leis cona. lorcaib áni, 7 be sé sin trian m^craidi 

1440 Ulad. Atací in slóg cucu tarsa mag. " Tofil slóg mór tarsa 
mag cucu/zd," or Ail/7/. Téit Fergus día fidcscin. " Araill do 
mtfcraid U\ad inso," forse, " 7 do c[h]obair Conc\x\aind tecait." 
" Eirged bude/z ara ce/zd," or Ail/7/, " ce/z fis do Choinc[h~]u\aind, 
ar di 4 co//zairset f/is, ní faélsaid íat." Tíagait tr\ cóecait \ztck 

1445 ara cend. Immaco//zt//uit dóib, conná tudchit^ 5 nec/z díb i 

1 In marg. : cowlowd Muwrewair 7 Conrói mso ■ recte con-dan-raib-ni 

i 

3 In marg. : aidcd na macraidi inso 4 leg. dia 5 MS. tudctA 



5-i TAIN BÓ CUAILNGE 

?nbetka.ió ass do gléri na mmac <>c Liic Tuill. Is desi;; atá Lia 
Fía< \hrach matc Fir Febi, ar is a#dsi# rot//uit. 

"Dénaid c<>///arli," fo/' Aili'//; "gudid Coincu\aind 'vmó for 
lecud asi«d iwudsa, ar ní ragaid ar éciu tairis, uair rodleblai;/g 

1450 a 1<>// lait//." Ar ba bés áosom lnta.n noliwged a \ou láit// i#d, 
imreditis a t[h]raigt/fi iarma 7 a escata remi, 7 muil a orcaw Íora 
lurgnib, 7 iwdala súil i;/a c//e;/d 7 araili í>ia c//e;/d anec//tair. 
DocóiVí/ ferc//e;/d iora beolu. Nac// fi;/daj bíd fair ba hát//it//ir 
delc sciac//, 7 ba;/na fola fc/r cac// fi;/nu. Ni ait//gnead cóemu 

1455 ná cairdiu. Cnmma noslaided riam 7 iarma. Is desin doratsat 
fír nOlnécmac/zt \n rlastart//a do anm;;/ do C[h]oi«c[h]ulfl/W. 

1 Fóidis Cuc[h]tt\ai?;d a araid co Roc//ad mac Fát[h]e;//ai;z di 
Ultaib, co tísad día c//obair. Ecmaic da.no rocarastar Fi;/dabair 
Roc//ad, ar iss cside óc\aích as áilde;;/ robói la Ul'tu i;/d i;/baidsi;z. 

1460 Tcit \n gilla na c\ochum Roc//ad 7 asb^rt fns tec//t do fórit[h]in 
Co7tcu\aind, ma dodeoc//aid asa noe;;ni^. Co tartaitis ceilc 
immou slóg iri tarxachtam drec^ta díb día nairlec//. Dot^aét 
Roc//ad atúaid, cét laéc^ dó. " Décaid dún a mmag i/zdiu," íor 
Ai\ill. " Atc^íu dírim tarsamag," ol \n dercaid, " 7 maét//óclaéc// 

1465 etarro ; ní t/zacmai;/get dó ind óic acht corici a gualni." " Cia 
sút, a Fergus ? " ior Ai\ill. " Roc^ad mac Fát^ema/z," forse, 
" 7 is do c[h]obair Concu\aind dot^aet." " Rofet;/rsa a nas 
mait^ dúib fris," ol Fergus. " Taét cet laec^ úaib lasi^ [72 b ] 
ningin út co ria medíw in maigi, 7 téit iri 1 ind ingen remán 

1470 remib, 7 téiti marcac/z dia acallai;/z co tí a óenur do acallaiw na 
ingini, 7 tabrait^r láma tairis, 7 i;;/macurfi sin fogail a mu^tiri 
dlnd. 3 ' Dogmther ian?m a//zlaid sin. Téit Roc^ad ar c[h]e«d in 
marcaig. " Dodeoc^adsa o Findabair ar do chendso, co ndechaxs 
dia hacaWaxmr Téit iarow dia hacaSS\.a\m a óenur. Mutti 3 do^t 

1475 slóg immi di cac^ leitA Nosgabar 7 foc/zertar láma tairis. 
Maidid dano día muntSxseom íor tec^ed. Lécairsiuw iarow ass 
7 fonascar fair can tudec^t iorsin slog co tlsad ar óen fri Ultu 
uli. Dorairngired dó dano Fi/zdabair do t[h]abairt do, 7 i;;/másói 
úadib iarsudiu. Conid banchath Roc//ada insin. 

1480 4 " Guitter dano cairdi c^laidib dún ior Coincu\aind" íor 
Aiiill 7 Medb. Teit hugaid irissin, 7 dober Cúc[K]u\aind in 
carti/zi. " Tabar fer ior ath dawsa imbárac^," ior Cúc[h]u\aind. 
Bátar sesiur rígam^j la Meidb' .i. se rigdo;;mai do C/zlawnaib 

1 In marg. : banc^at^ RocAada inso 2 \n is superfluous 3 leg. Matti 

4 In marg. : aided na rigamwí inso 



TÁIN BO CUAILNGE 55 

Dedad .1*. tri Duib Imlig 7 tri Deirg Srut^ra. " Cid dún" arsiat, 

1485 " ca;z tec/zt i ^agid Conaúaind? " Tíágait iaro;^ árnabárac^, 7 
geogam Cúc[h]u\aznd a sesiur iat.] 

[YBL. 30*43.] Guidt^r á'mo 1 Caur 2 mac Dalát^ doib im dula 
ar c[h]end 3 Conculaind. Intí asateilced 4 fuil, ba 5 marb re ndé 6 
no/;/aide. " Ma ro^gona is buaid," ol Medb. 7 " Ced é gontar 8 and 

1490 cXxno 1 is dÍTZgbáil Xxuim* don slog. 10 Ní reit^ 11 buith fris im s^uide 
ná ligi ná longuud. 12 " Téit as dino 1 . Nírbo maith laiside 13 iaram 
teac/^t ar c[h]end gilla amulchtfz^. 14 " Ma rofeiseinw 15 combad 
ar c[h]end ind firse nowfóite, nlmfogluaisfmd féin 16 ; robo 17 leór 
lim gilla a choz^áis 18 [3<D b ] di^ 19 muintir ara c^end. 20 " " Ecca 

1495 sin," ol Corm#c Conloingtts 20 * ; " ba hamra dui/zdi 21 dia ndi;z- 
gabt^a féin 22 ." " Cip 23 crut^ trá," olse, "ol is {ormsa. féin dob^rar, 
imt/zeisigse 24 isi^ maitm muich. 25 Nlmerchoise guin na eirr eilli 26 
ucut." Teit matm 27 arabárach ara chend. Ocus asber frisi/z slóg 
tengraigi 28 niwt^ec^ta 29 ; ba suib sligi dongeni 30 di t^eac^t ar 

1500 c[h]end Conculaind. 31 Bái Cúchulaind oc imbirt cles 32 isi«d 
úairsm itz> 32a ubullc[h]leas 33 7 faebarc[h]les 7 faenc[h]leas 7 cleas 
cleténe 34 7 tétc[h]k^ 7 corpc[h]lé^ 35 7 c\eas cait 7 ith nerrat^ 36 7 
cor ndelet/* 37 7 léim tar neib 38 7 filled 39 eirrid nair 7 gái bolga 7 bai 
braise 40 7 rot^c[h]leas 41 7 oc^tarc[h]leas 42 7 cleas for analaib 7 brud 43 

1505 giwe 7 sia^ churad 44 7 bém co commus i5 7 tait^bém 46 7 drew fri 
fogaist 47 7 dírgud creiti 48 fora rind co fonwad maidw niat^. 49 

1 da«c? LU. 2 Cur LU. 3 íor cewd LU. 4 assateilcedsztfe LU. 

5 i on an erasure and a under the line : is LU. 6 re ciwd LU. 

'o of ro«gona on an erasure : "Mad diawgona," ol Medb, " is búaid" LU. 
8 Gid he gowtair LU. 9 After trui/w there is an erasure : dro/rama LU. 

10 dowt slóg LU. n reid LU. 12 bith fris 'xm lorcgud t \m ligi LU. 

13 lesside LU. li ar-amulchv on an erasure : tec^t Íor cená 

siriti awulaig LU. After this LU has "Nícóém," olse. "Is cert in bríg 
dobí?rid dún," corresponding to which YBL. has at the foot of the page : 7 isb<?rt 
fria Meidb : " is c*?rt in brig dob^ri áom 15 rofesiwd LU. 

16 dia saigid add. LU. 17 ropad LU. 18 cAomadais LU. 

19 áom LU. 20 ara c^end : na agid LU. 20a Cbwdlowgas LU. 21 dúrcni LU. 
22 diawdmgbaitea fessm he LU. 23 Cipé LU. 24 imtAesidsi LU. 

25 isiw mataiw iwbaracA LU. 25 gui« na erri LU. 27 Teit iaxom matain 

muicA LU. 28 tarrgraige LU. 29 a séta rewpo add. LU. 

d 

30 ar ba suba sliged dogénadsuw LU. 31 Luidó iarom add. LU. 

32 c^less LU. 32 » .i. LU. 33 ubull cMess LU. 34 cletenacA LU. 

35 corp LU. 36 'xch nerred LU. 37 d added under the line 38 dar néib LU. 

39 filliud LU. 4 <> brasse LU. 41 cAless LU. 42 7 otar LU. 

43 bruud LU. 41 caurad LU. 45 LU. has a variant t co tomus 

46 táithbéim LU. 47 After fogaist there is an erasure 48 co ndirgiud 

crette LU. 49 co fornadmaiw niad náir LU. 



56 TAIN BÓ CUAILNGE 

Robái áino } Caur oc airb^rt' gaiscid hi túaimim a scCith 
corice trian i;/d lái friseoo?, 7 mtw/tetarrad 3 boim ná forgab fair 
la dechrad in«a cleas, 7 nícondáírsom in fer ind imfbrgub 1 fris, 

i5io co nepert Fiacha itu/c FirFebe fri Coi;/culai//d : " fo///na in lóec^ 
fodotben." Danécai Cúchulatnd** sec//a ; sraiti in «ubaill 
cleasa' tarraid ina lái///, co Uuid itíV* cobrad 0,1 7 brói;/ in sceith, 
co lluicl triana c//end ind aithig siar. N& coz//ad i ;/Imsligi 
Glendamnac// d\?w~ dofaet^sad Caur." 

1515 Tintai Ferg?/^ forsi// sligid'' frisi;/ slog. " Mu//obgaib far 
nglindi, 1 " " olse, "anaid co arabárach. 11 " " Nip aúd," ol Ail/'/l ; 
" regmai diar sostaib afrit//isi." 

Guidt^r áino 1 " Lát// m<7c Dabró ara c[h]end, anW roíiges 
Qur}~ Dot//uitside d\?io cadeisssi;/. 11 Dointát// dino 12 Fergz/j- 

1520 beos do c/zor a ngli;/di 15 forru. Ansait si;/ Ui trá corrubad and Caur 
mac Dalát// 7 Lát// m<?c Dabro 7 Foirc mac tri nAigneach 7 
Srubgaile mczc Eobit//. Ar galaib oenfer roggoeta 17 uli. 

"Colla ls dun,abobbaaLáig, 19 isand/7nadí:d?;/airlit[h]é'r- Lugaid 
mac Nóis hui Lomairc, dus cia dot//oet 21 ar mo cend ambárach, 22 

1525 7 a fiarfaid//ed// 23 co lleir 7 a i/;/cho///arc lat 7 re\iqua. uu " Fochen 

a Lugaid, 25 nl sirsan do C[h]oi;/c[h]ulai;/d a ni;;/neth itá a e//fer 26 " 

fri firu hEri;/d ami;/. 27 Ar coicele dibllnaib ami;/, mallac//t a 

gaiscid fair, is hé t//oite 2S ara c//end ambárach, 29 .i. 30 Ferbaet^. 

• Dob^ar Fi;/dabair do airi 7 rígi a c[h]eniuil. 31 " 

1530 " Ní forboeilig 32 mo popa Lóeg dia aithisc, 33 " or Cúchulaind. 
Atfét 34 Lóeg do uile a aithesc. 35 Roawgrad Ferbíeth i pupull 
da Ail/71 7 do Meidb, 36 7 asber fris suide for lái;;/ Fi;/dabrach, 
7 a tabairt dó, ara 37 [3i a ] ba he a togu ar c[h]o/;/ruc 36 fri 

1 ádiJto LU. 2 aiximbert LU. 3 nko«tetarraid LU. 4 ind is added 

later under im : i nimfoxgub LU. 4a Cú LU. 5 sráit/zi \n nubullc/dess LU. 

5a c^obrad LU. 6 om. LU. 7 dano LU. 8 iar naraile slic/tt add. LU. 

9 forsin sligid om. LU. 10 mánopgaib far glmne LL T . n ara added 

later under the line : su«d co báracA LU. 12 da.no LU. 13 On an 

erasure: Cáur LU. u Datuitsz'</e da.no cadessm LU. 15 a gli/mi LU. 

16 andsi» LU. 17 rogceta LU. 1S Collaa (.i. erig) LU. 

19 a popa Lóig LU. 20 gl. .i. co marfaigea LU. 21 dotAaét LU. 

22 imbixach LU. 23 fiar is on an erasure, and the marks of aspiration are 

later ; = a iarfaigid : Iarfaigtfor LU. 2i for 7 ri LU. has Rosoic^ iaxom Lség. 

25 Foc/zen duit or Lugaid LU. 26 a óenur LU. 27 Over this, and running 

into the margin, has been added later : cia dotset ar cend Conculaind amarach ; 
this is probablv meant to follow amiw íri firu hExcnd LU. 2S t«éte LU. 

29 imbíxach LU. 30 om. LU. 31 Soid Laég airithiú. co airm iwbói CwcxAaind 

add. LU. 32 fbrbsélid LU. 33 atAiusc LU. Zi adfét LU. 

35 anísiw (.i. a at/zesc) LU. 36 do AilzTl 7 Medb LU. 37 ar LU. 3S cho^nxac LU. 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 57 

Coinculaind. Ba he fer a dingbála 1 leu, ar ba cwwma dána 2 
1535 diblínaib la Scát/^aich. Dob^ar i\n dó \2sun1 corbo mesc, 

7 asber fris, ba cóem \eosom a llindsiw, ní tobrad acht ere 
.L. fen leo, 7 ba 3 i«d izzgen n?/.ygaibed 4 lái;/z fora c/mitso/^ de. 
" Ní hacobar 5 lim," or Ferbseth ; " comalta 7 fer bit//c^otaid 5a 
dam Cuchulaind. Ragadsa arapa ara c/zend imbarac/z, co to- 

1540 bac/ztar 6 a c[h]end de." " Bid tu dogena, 7 " or Medb. Asb^rt 
Cúchulaind fri L5eg teacht ar c[h]en/z Luigdech 8 dó, co tísad 
dia acallaiw. Dot^oet 9 Lugaid c^uigi. 10 " FerbaBth ane dot^aet 
ar mo chendsa imbárach," or Cúchulaind. " Eiseo//* ón, 11 " 
ar Lugaid. "Alcco 12 dia si/z," or Cuchulaind\ " nuw/beosa i 

1545 wbeathaid di 13 suidi. 14 Do 15 c[h]omáis sin/z, dá c[h]o/;/solam, dá 
chutrumae, co co;;zairrseam. A Lugaid, celebair 16 dam, apair fris 
di/z<? 17 nl fír lséc^dac^te do t^uideacht 18 ar mo c^endsa. Abair 19 
fris, tait ar mo chen/zsa inoc^t dom acallai//z." Ráiti Lugaid fris. 
Antan 20 nádrimgab 'vdsum Ferbáet^, luid i/zdn ait/zc/zisi/z 21 da 22 

1550 ^thchox a chairdesa for Coinculaind, 7 Flacha mac Fir Febe lais. 
Ataich Cúchulaind fns a c^omalt^ 7 a muimi dibllnaib 
Scát//aich. " Isimecen t/-a," ol Ferbsét/z ; " dariwdgiult 23 do 
Meidb. 24 " " Doselba 25 do chotd,ch didiu" ar 26 Cuchulaind. Luid 
Cuchulaind fo lui/zdi uad. Fornesa sleig chui\Y\nd 1 ' isin g\'\ná 

1555 hi cois Conchu\aind, 26 co tuargaib oca glun súas a c/zend. 30 
Dosrenga 31 ass. " Ná teig, a Firbáit^, co naiccther in frlthi 
fo/muarsa. 32 " " Toc/zra uaid, 33 " ar Ferbeth. 34 Focheirt Cúchu- 
laind in sleig nidxum i ndegaig 3 * Firbáit/*, co /zerrmadair 36 áth 
a dá c^ulad, co /zdechaid fora béolo sair, co torchair tara ais 

1560 is\n glen/*. 37 "Focheird sin em," ol Ferbóebfc. 38 Is de ata Focherd 
Muirthemne. No is é Fíacha m^c Fir Febe 39 asrubairt 40 : " is 

1 ndwgbala LU. • The second a added later below ; dán LU., recte 

3 ba hí LU. 4 It seems to be nigaibed altered to nwxgaibed : nogebed LU. 

5 haccobor LU. 5:i bitfo/zotaig LU. 6 topac/ztwr LU. ' dogénad LU. 

8 g has been altered from some other letter ; d has been altered, probably from g: 
LugdacA LU. 9 dotAsét LU. 10 c/zucai LU. n óm add. LU. 
12 Olc LU. 13 i a dded beiow 14 sudiu LU. 15 da LU. ; leg. áí 
16 celebor LU. 17 ázno LU. 18 tuidecht LU. 19 apair LU. 
20 Intan LU. 21 in naidcAisi» LU. 22 do LU. 2i dariwdgult (.i. rogeUus) LU. 
24 do Meidb added later over the line : om. LU. - 5 Doiella LU. 
2e ar added later under the line : ol LU. *» culiwd LU. 28 Coticu\aind LU. 
30 cend LU. 31 Dasrenga LU. 32 fónúarsa LU. 33 TocArae uáit LU. 
34 Ferbséth LU. 35 w degaid LU. 3G co nérrmadair LU. 
3 ' issa nglend LU. ib oeth on an erasure 39 mac Fir Febe om. LU. 
40 asrubrtrt LU. 



58 TAIN BÓ CUAILNGE 

beóda do focheird 1 iftdiu, a Chúchulaind" orso. Conió de atá 
Focherd uada a a ^\i\xllicmniu? Atbail foc[hy/óir Fearbaét// 
isin gliwd. Is dc atá Glean« Firbiiith. Ocloithi Ferg?^ 4 : 

1666 "A Firbáithj is baeth do feac^t isiu' j maigi;/ i ta do fert. 

Rosiac//t cull do co/// bar and,° is cric[h]id hi Cróen C^orand. 

Fichi 7 ai//mnigt[h]<c7' a nard, co brath bid Cróencch Murthemnc s 
Oncliu bid Foc//erd a ai//m ind airm i torchair, a Fir. 

A Fir 7 xeMquar* 

1570 " Dorochair 9 far ccle," or Fcrg7ts. " Eprid \n níccfa in fersi// 
imbárcch. 10 " " Iccfa eiccin," or Qúchulaind. Foidid Quchulaind 
aitherrach 11 Loeg dia íis 12 scél áús cia c[h]rut// mbot//a 13 isi/z 
du«ad, u 7 \n bo beó Ferblzth. Asb^rt Lugaid : " Atbat// 
Ferbalth, 7 dot//aet Cúchulaind do;;z acalli;;/. 15 " [3i b .] " Neach 

1575 uaib ambaroch 10 ar c[h]end bar céle ! " or Lugaid. " Ní faigebt^ar- 
side itzV," ar 17 Ail/'/l, " acht ma doronad 18 ceill 19 occai. Nach 
fer doteiti 20 chucaib, tabraid fín do, corup maith a menma, 7 
asb^tar 1 fris: ' Iss ed namá fil and di^d i£n 22 tucad a Cruachnaib. 
Rosáet/z lindi 23 do bit//siu for uisa 24 \ún dunad/ 7 dobert^ar 

1580 Fi/zdabair fora deisreth, 7 asbert^ar : ' ragaid cucut dia tuigi 25 
cend in riastairt^e dui;zdi. 26 ' " 

Nofáidti 27 cach \a.th gaile 28 a aidc^e 7 noraiti 29 fris anmsm. 30 
Nogonadso;;z ca.ch fer díb a huair. Ní féta nech leo ara chend 
assennad. Conga.\rt[h~\er doib Lairene 31 mac Nóis, alla aile 32 ; 

1585 brát^aírszV/e do Lugaid, rí 33 Muman. Ba mór a huallchas. 
Dob^rar fí^ 34 do 7 dob^rar Fi/zdabair fora deasrig. 33 Doseccai 

1 feoc&ard LU. 2 om. IAJ. 3 MS. aMur u : Murthemne LU. 

4 glend Firbait/*. Dclot^ ni Fergus co neoert LU. 5 sin LU. 6 do co?n 

on an erasure ; bar has been altered from ba : do chorabár a«d LU. 7 Fít^i LU. 
8 CróenecA i fnMmrthemniu LU. 8a 7 cetera LU. 9 Tarroc/tair LU. 

10 imbárac/z LU. u An erasure between r and a : a.theroch LU. 12 do fis LU. 
13 imtháthar LU. u dunud LU. 15 iarnúair do chom2.c2Xi.zxm LU. 

16 imbi.rz.ck co ellow LU. I7 or LU. l6 dórónaid LU. ; leg. dorónaid 

19 gl. .i. ceilg LU. 20 dottói LU ; leg. dothét 21 sic LU. ; leg. asberthar 

22 fil áoná iín LU. 23 liwni LU. 24 uisciu LU. 25 The MS. seems 

to have tuiti altered to tuigi : tuicce LU. 26 i«d riastairt^e dúi/mi LU. 

27 t added over the line ; Nofóité co LU. ; leg. nofóite co 28 ngaile LU. 

29 noráté LU ; leg. noráte 30 anísi» LU. 31 Laríne LU. 

32 The first a of alla has been altered from 0, and between aile and alla something 
been erased : olianaile LU. 33 After ri a letter has been erased : ríg LU. 

34 After ún a letter has been erased : fírcd LU. 35 g on an erasure : desraid LU. 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 59 

Medb a ndís." " Is mellach lim in lánamai/z 1 ucut," olsi, 2 " 7 3 
ba contine 4 a comrucc. 5 " "Ní gébasa 6 dít ém," ol 6a Aih*/1. 
" Rambia, dia tuca cend in ríastairt^i damsa." " T)obér immorro" 

1590 ar Laireine. 7 Tic Lugaid fosodai^. " Caidi 8 lib imbárach fer 
i náth?" "Téiti Lairene, 9 " or Ailz/l. Dot^oet 10 Lugaid idxum 
do acallaim Conculaind. Conrecad im Glean?z FirbáitA Ferais 
ceac^tar de comraichne fáilte 11 fria c^éle. 12 " Is do dodechad dot 
acallai;;/," ol 6a Lugaig. 13 " Atá aithechmádad 14 drut^sotal sund 

1595 ucut," olse, " brát^air da;^sa, Lairene 15 a ainm. Dober bréc imon 
ningin cétnai. Fort c/^otach didz'u ní ruba hé, nac^amfácbasa 
cen brát-^air. 16 Mait^ lem immorro cia noslais co leir, ol 16a is tar 
mo t[h]^rt[h]ogu t/zéite." Téit Lairene 17 arabarach ar c[h]eand 
Conculaind, 7 in 18 ingen ina arrad 19 dia nertad. Donetat 20 

1600 Cúchulaind iarum cen arm lais. Doloidsidi 21 a arm nairi ar 
éigi;z. Gaibid 22 iarum itir a dí laim 7 cotmel 7 foc^rot[h]a, co 
sepaid 23 a chai/zdebar 24 as, 7 25 combo buaidirt^e 26 int áth dia chacc, 
7 cowbo ttrualnit^e 27 áer na c^ethararda 28 dia den^gar, 29 7 
focheirdd co ^bí 30 itir a dai 31 láim Lugdach. Cen roba 32 - beó, 

1605 ni taut^chaid a brú for cóir. 33 Ní raba 34 cen c^liábgalar. 35 
Nl roloing cen airchisec^t. Is é oenfer arapaide adroi/zdi 
droc^érna;;z 36 uadsora di nnech 37 cotránic fris ar Tána Bo 
Cuailge. 38 

Co nacca Cúchulaind™ in nocbean chuici co ?zétuch cac/^ 

i6io dat^a impe, 7 delb rodearscait^i 40 fuirri. "Ce t^áisiu 41 ?" or 
Cuchulaind. " Ingen Búai/z ind rig" orsi. " Dodechad chucutsu, 
rotc[h]arus ar t^'airscélaib, 7 tucus mo s^éotu 41a lim 7 mo i?zdili." 
" Ni maith ind i^baid 42 dondnanac. 43 Nac^is olc ar mbláth 

1 i«d lánamaiw LU. 2 After this 7 áoberar was written and cancelled 

3 om. LU. 4 cóindme LU. 5 cowrac LU. 6 gebsa LU. 

6 * or LU. ' Láríne LU. 8 Cate LU. 9 Téite Lá.rine LU. 10 Dot^sét LU. 
11 cowráicne LU., omitting failte which is a gloss on comraichne 12 leg. Lugaid 

13 araile LU. 14 atecAmatud LU. 15 Laríni LU. 

16 ár is airi dobí-rarsow cMicutsu ardáig co forgénmáis arndis debuid add. LU. 
"a ar LU. 17 Lárí^LU. 18 i«d LU. 19 i«na farrad LU. 

20 DanetAat LU. : leg. Danetat 21 Dolodside LU. 22 Gabaid LU. 

23 co wsepAaiwd LU. 24 c^amiebor LU. 25 om. LU. 

26 r added over the line : buadart^a LU. 27 t^ruallnet^e LU. 

28 cetAararda LU. 29 dendgur LU. 30 co mbái LU. 

31 a dai : da LU. ; leg. dí 32 robo LU. 33 LU. looks like coín 

34 robai LU. 35 The mark of aspiration is later ; clíabgalar LU. 

36 adroi/mi drocAtmiaw LU. :i7 neocA LU. 38 ar tána LU. 

39 Cú LU. 40 roderscaigt/te LU. 41 táisiu LU. "« The mark of 

aspiration is later 42 inbuid LU. 43 tonnánac LU. 



6o TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

amingorti. 1 Nac// urisa ; da;;/sa dino* co;;zruc 4 fri bandscáil, 5 
1615 céin no;;/beósa isi;/n nit//sa. ( " " Bia ac^obera 7 daitsco oc 
suidiu. Ní ar t/ió'iu* mna áxuo' gaub&fó 9 inso. Bid anwso 10 
daitsiu," orsisi, 11 " intan doraga" ar do ckenn [32*] oc comruc 13 
frisna firu. 11 Tarrog/zsa 15 i rricht escenga» 18 fot 17 chosaib isiwn 18 
át//, condóet/zais. 19 " " Dochu \\m ón oldas ingen ríg. Notgéb- 
1620 sa," orse, " im ladair, co mbebsat 20 t'asnai, 21 7 bla fond anim- 
s\u co rosecha bra.tk benda.cktackta.in 22 fort." " Timorcsa 
na ceithri forsi;zn ath 2! addochum^sa 24 i rric^t soide glase." 
" Leicfesea cloich dai[t]seo a.s'm tailm, co ma 25 do suil id 2fJ chi^d, 
7 bia fond ainimsi/z 27 co roseacha brát/z benacntaxi 27, fort." " To- 
1625 rrachsa 28 daitsi 29 - i xúcht samaisce máili derce 30 riasi^d cit, co 
memsad 31 ort forsna hilat/zu 7 forna 32 hat/m 7 forna 32 lin^i, 33 7 
níwaircechsa 34 ar do chend." " Doleicubsa 35 cloic^ deitsiu," orse, 
" co mema do fergara 36 fot, 7 bia foind animsÍ72 co roseacha 
bxat/i bc-nnacht™ fort." Lasodai/z teit uad. 38 



1630 



Comruc Loich 7 Conculamd ar Tanaid andso sis. 2 



Dogeassa 40 Loc/t dono il mac Mofefis 42 a.mal a chéliu, 7 dorai- 

ngeread 43 do com^eiti 44 Maige Muirthemne di min Maigi Aii 7 

timt[h]ac^t dá fer déac 7 carp^/ .VII. cuma\, 7 nirbo 45 siu 46 lais 

comracc fria 47 gilla. Bái brát^air lais, Long mac Ebonis cadeisi^. 

1635 Dobreth do suidiu a t^indscra 48 cetna 'xtir ingen 7 dec[h]elt 7 

1 ainmgorti LU. 2 ni hamussa LU. 3 dano LU. 4 cowrac LU. 

5 banscáil'LU. 6 isiwd xáthso LU. 7 Bíd íc^obairse (.1. dogénsa congxiom 

latt) LU. : leg. Bidimchobairse ? 8 oin on an erasure ; there is also a long 

erasure after mna 9 gabussa. LU. 10 Biansu LU. n orsi LU. 

12 doragsa LU. 13 The first c is added under the line 14 firiu LU. 

15 Tarrocsa altered to Tarrogsa ; the mark of aspiration is later : Doragsa LU., recte 

16 escowgan LU. 17 fót LU. 18 isiwd LU. 19 co táit&is LU. 
20 wmebsat LU. 21 n added above 22 oenxiaQ.hX.an LU., recte 
23 \n cethxi iorsind áth LU. 24 One d is added under the other : do dochw?>*sa LU. 
25 co cowmart LU. : leg. comema ? 26 itLU. 27 si« added later: fónd axx\m LU. 
28 Torac^ LU. 29 si added later above the line ; dait LU. 30 máile dérce LU. 
31 mensat LU. ; leg. memsat 32 iorsxia LU. 33 liwniu LU. 
34 niwaircec^asa LU. 35 Tolecubsa LU. 36 do fergara on au erasure 
37 oenxxachtan LU. 38 After this LU. adds : Cowbad sec^tmam dosom 
ior Áth Grenc^a, 7 dofuitted fer cach lái i nÁth Grexicha laiss .i. i nAth Darteisc 
39 comruc — sis om. LU., which has between the columns : aided LóicA maic 
Mofemis ircso sís 40 Gessa LU. 41 dano LU. 42 Emonis LU. 
43 The second e is added above later : dorairngired LU. 44 cowméte LU. 

45 Over this is added ui with a mark to indicate that it is meant to precede siu 

46 fíu LU., recte 47 a added later below the line ; iri LU. tó tiwscra LU. 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 61 

caxoat 7 tlr. Téitside ar c[h]end Conculaind. Gontai Cúchulaind, 
co tabrad a marb ara 1 beolu a brát/zar .i. Luaich. Asb^rtside 
áino z dafeiss^ 3 acht bid 4 fer ulchach 5 noodngonad, 6 nomarfedso;/z 
hé iná? Is andsin asb^rtatar na mná fri CoincxÁaind áogmthi a 

1640 chuidbed 8 isi/zdúnad, 9 uair nadmbái ulcha lais, 7 ni#?/ztéigtis dagoic 
acht siriti ar cend. 10 Ba hassu dó ulcha smert^ai/z 11 do dénam 12 
leis. CV?/ziddigniso;;z a.nn\sin xz do chui^c^id 14 comraicc ri 15 fer .i. fri 
Luac/2. 16 [ 17 Gabais iaro;;z Cx\c]yi\x\\aind \kn duirnd di/zd féor, 7 
dic#ac[h]ain (.i. bric^t) fair, cowbo ^ed domui/zed các^ combo 

I645 ulc[h]a bái lais. "Fír," or in ba/ztroc^t, "is ulc[h]ac^ Cúchu\aind. 
Is cubaid do niaid co;/zrac fris." Oc gr^ssac^t Loic^ ón dorigezzsat- 
som anísi/z. " Nl áigéonsa. co;;/rac co cend secht \a.thi óndiu 
fris," for Loc^. " Ní cubaid áúinni cen fóbairt iná fir frisin 
resi/z," ol Medb. " Tahram fían\dSck ca.ch naidc^i do seilc fáir, 

1650 dus m tairsi/zzmis [75 a ] a baegul. Dogníther iaxom sa//zlaid. 
Dothegeá f\án\a^ch ca.ch naidc^i do seilg faxxsixxm, 7 nosgonad- 
som uli. It éseo immorro anma/zd na fer doroc^ratar a.ná : secht 
ConaXW, .VII. nÓengusa., .VII. nUárgz^a, .VII. Celtri, oc^t Feic, 
deic^ nAilella, .X. nDelbait^, .X. Tasaig. Ité insin gníma na 

1655 sec/ztmainesi/z doso//z i nAth Graic^a. 

Co/miac^t (.i. arranic) Medb cowarli dus cid dogenad fri 
Coincxúaind, ar ba ai/zcis mór lei a nrobít/z leis día slógaib. 
Is I co;//arli arránic, aés féig forxxa.Wa.ch do c^or i nóenfecht dia 
sa.ichthin, 'mtan ticfad i /zairis dála di[a] accallai//zsi. Ar bái 

1660 aires dála (.i. co^dal) dissi arabárac^ fri Coincúiaind do dena/;* 

1 ar LU. 2 da«o LU. 3 /added below the line ; 

dáíessid LU. ; leg. dia fessed 4 cowbad LU. 

5 fer ulchach : MS. rualach ; the letter between f and r is a smudge : i altered 
to e ? : fer ulcac/z LU. 6 The first o on an erasure : nodngonad LU. 

7 " Bmd grew catAa c^uci," ar Medb iria. mui/ztzr, "tarsiw nát^ aniar co «digsid 
taris, 7 bristér fír fer fair." Tíagait na secAt Mane mílid i tosac^, ^mdnacfoatar 
ior bru ind atAa aníar. Gabaidsora a díllait nóenaíg irabi \tt laasiw. Iss awd 
fordrmgtís na mná na firu día descm. " Is saét^ daw," or Medb, " nácAacciwz \n 
gilla iramanágar suwd." "Ni ba slániu de latt do nu'rana," ox Lét^rend ec/zaire 
Ailella, "dia naicigt/zí?r." Dot^aét iarwm áochum ind át^a ama/ búi. " Cía fer 
sucut a Ferguis?" or Medb. " Gilla araclicA claideb co scíat/z arbúaib mór 
serig armnáib feraid fodil diferlessaib aróenat/zib Ulad iwgóet cái« fera fodil 
di fodbaid ríg than mc día?z díawgarar Muirthemne mag másu C-fcáula«d cú." 
Fordriwg Medb da«<? na firu lasodaiw dia désciw. add. LU. 9 dognit/je a 

cutbiud LU. • dúnud LU. 10 ara chend LU. » smértAai* LU. 

12 dénum LU. 10 oidgnidsow anísiw LU. u ardáig cuiwgt/ri LU. 

15 fri LU. 1S LócA LU. n The whole of this passage in braclcets is 

taken from LU. 74^ 38 to 76 l > 29. It does not occur in YBL. 



62 TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

sída cclci fn's dia tarrac//tai//. Fóitisi tec//ta úadi día saig[thin], 
arco tíasad na conni, 7 bad a//*laid tíasad 7 sc anarma. Fodéig nl 
ragadsi aclit sí cona ba»troc//t día [djfiilseo;;/. Ludi \n tec//tairi 
.i. Traigt[h]rén co airm i mh6i Cúc[h]ul#zW 7 adfét do ait/zesc 
665 Medba. Bágais Cuc[h]u\aind co /zdi/zgned sa/;/laid. " Ced ón ? 
[75 l) ] Ci//nas as áil duitsiu tccht i ndáil Medba i/;;bárac/z, a 
C[h]úc/m\aind?" or Laég. " Am^/ conniacht (.i. rocui/znig) Medb 
dano" ol Cúc/iu\aind. " At móra glo/zna Medbi," ol i/zt ara ; 
"atágur \ám ar cúl aci." "Ci/mas as dónta dano sawlaid?" íorse. 
1670 "Do c/*laideb fót choim" ol i/zt ara, " arnac/zatfagt/zar i mh:£gu\. 
Ar ní dlíg laéc/z a enecla/zd dia mhé i /zecmais a arm. Conid 
cái/z midlaig nond\ig íón samaihin." "Déntar a.m\a\d iarow," 
ol Cúchu\aind. Is a/zd iaro/// bái \n chomdéd i /zArd Aignec^, 
fnsiráter Foc^aird i/zdiu. Tic iaro//z Medb isin dáil, 7 i/zlis 
1675 cet^ri firu déc dia saimnui/ztir fessi/z, do neoc^ as dec/z e/zgno//zma 
bái díb íora. chind. At íatso íatside : dá Glas Si/ma, dá m^c 
Buccndi, dá Ardái/z, dá m#c Licce, dá Glasogma, dá mac Crui/zd, 
Druc^t 7 Delt 7 Dathen, Téa 7 Tascur 7 Tuala/zg, Taur 7 Glese. 
Tic íarom Cuc[h]u\aind ina dáil. Ataregat ind fir dó. 
1680 Sret[h]ais cet^ri gói déac i nóeniecht fair. Nosdíti/z Cú iaro//* 
^wzná riac/zt toi/zd n<? foésc/ki//z fair. Imsói fóit^ib iaro//* 7 
marbt^^í iat a cet^ri firu déac. Conid íatsi/z cet/zri fir déac 
Foc^erda. Ocus is iat fir C^rónige, ar isin C^rónig oc Foc[h]eird 
robít[h]a. Cvnid de ashert Cúchu\aind: 
1685 Fo (.i. mait^) mo c[h]erd laéc^dac^ta 

[76*] Benai//z béime/zd ágmara 
Ftfr slog síabra sorc^aidi 
Certai//z ág fri ilsluagaib 
\m dith erred ang\ondach 
1690 Sceó Medbi 7 Ailella 

Altai droc^rú/z derc^oblid 
Gossa dubrúi/z ba/zmassa 
Ce/zgait celga úargossa 
F/i ág erred a.ng\onnach 
1695 C<?/zgeib dagru/z degmessa 

Ocfir diandich dagarliud (.i. ocam\Á degbríat^ar) 
\mang\onna. fó. Fó m. 
Comhad desin dano rodlil a nai/zm as Foc^erd do/zd inud .i. 
fó cérd .i. mait^ in cherd gascid donecmaic do C^oinc[h]uW/z<^ 
1700 andsin. 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 63 

Tánic da.no Cuchu\aind 7 dosnetarraid oc gabáil dúf/aid, 
7 bithus dá Daigri 7 dá Ánli 7 cetAri Dú/zgais \m\ich dlb. 
Gabais da.no Medb íor gréssac^t Loic/z a/zdaide. "Mór \n 
cutbiud dait," forsi, " \n fer romárb do brát^air do bit^ oc 

1705 díthugud a slóig cen tec^t do chomra.c fris. Ar is derb \ind 
ní déma siriti bras birda na let^eti út fri brut^ 7 feirg níad 
do let/zetisiu. 7 da.no is [ó] óenmummi forcetail ^^rotac^t dan 
duib.] 

Luidside dino ara c^end 1 do dígail a brát^ar. 2 " Tair dond 

mo 2Xh bchta.ra.ch" ol 3 Loch; "níba isi/m 4 a.th escomonsa corricfem. 5 " 
Bibsad 6 ind fir na bu tairis. " Biaith 7 tarteisc sund i?zdiu," 
or Gabrán. 8 Is de atá Áth Tarteisc 9 7 Tír Mór Tarteisc. 9 
Foc^erd 10 ind escunga 11 tri ol 12 \mm chosa. Conculaind, co mba.\™ 
ls\nn li aXh ina ligiu. Danuatat 15 Lóc^ cosm c[h]laidzW£. 16 " Gr^sid in 

1715 fer," or Fergus fria mui/zter. 17 " " Roscáich do brut&," or Bricriu, 
"brattán bec dotrascair, 18 intan dofil Ultu as a ces. 19 " Lasodai?z 
atraig 7 benaxd \n nescongain co memdadar a hasnai i/zdi, 7 
conboi?zg in ceit^ri tarsna sliiagaib 20 sair ar éigin, co mbertadar 
a puiple ina nadarccaib lasa torandcleas dorigensat in da láth 

1720 gaile ismn 21 aXh. Donautatso;/z 22 int sod maic tíre ; doimairg na 
bu slar. 23 [32 b ] Leicidso^ cloich asa t[h]ailm co memaid a s^uil 24 
ina ch'md. 25 Téiti i ric^t samaisce muile 26 dergi. Muiti 27 riasna 
buaib forsa 28 Mnni 7 na hathu. Is and asb^;i:som : " ní airciu 29 a 



1 Tanic dano LócA i «agid Concvdaind LU. 2 fair, ar donadbacAt do 

ba ulc^a bói lais add. LU. 3 úacMarac^ or LU. 4 ismd LU. 

5 condúciem, áit hi torcAair Lo«g LU. 6 Ó tMnic iarow do saigid i«d 

at/ia bibsat LU. 7 Below biath is added na bu : Biáid LU. 8 fili add. LU. 

9 darteisc LU. 10 osin iorsin p^urtsm. O roc^owraicset iaro?« ind 

fir iorsind zXh J o rogabsat oc gíiáid 7 oc iwsesorcam and 7 o rogab cac/i 
díb ior truastad a cAeli focAeird LU. n escowgofc LU. 12 gl. .i. tri 

curu LU. 13 co mbói faén foz-tarsnu LU. 14 isircd LU. 

15 Danautat (.i. búalis) LU. 16 cowbu cAróderg int át^ dia 

Mriud add. LU. 17 Grésid— muinter : " Olc ón om," Íor Fergus, " an 

gníwsiw hi fíadnaisi námat. Gr<?ssed ncch úaib, a firu," forse fHa muintir, "i« 
fer xxíxthúth i wascid." Atraig Bricriu newztAewga mac CarbaUa 7 gabais ior 
g^ssacAt Concxdaind LU. 18 " Roscáic^ do nert," olse, "iwtan is bratan bec 

dotrascair " LU. 19 c^ucut. Dolig duit gnim nerred do gabail iort hi 

fiádnaisi fer riErewd 7 laecA ansa do diwgbail a gaisciud fowsawail add. LU. 
20 darsna slúagu LU. 21 isiwd LU. 22 Tanautatsow LU. 

23 fair síar LU. 24 súil LU- 25 ci«d LU. 26 máile LU. 

27 Over t has been added later d : muitti LU. : leg. maitti 28 Below forsa 

has been added na : {orsna. LU. 2a gl. .i. ni roc/tim LU. 



64 TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

nát//u la li#di." Lcicidso/w cloich dont samuisc máll áerg\ co 
1726 ///mcmaid a gergairi 2 fái. Cac/;ain láid lasodai/z : 

" M' ócnaran dam ar eitib ; sech nísnctaim nísleicim, 
atu ar trát//aib móraib 3 m' óe;zarán ar illtuat/zaib. 

Apret// nech fri Conchohar cia domíss^ nípo rom. 
rucsad maic Mágach ar mbu, 3a í^daransat eturru. 

1730 Robíi cosno/// im oenchend, acht nád lasa nar^ oenc/^rand. 

dia mbeitis a dó no trí, 4 lasfaitis iná s.ith'mni. 5 

Is andsi// trá. dogena 8 Cuchulaind ívisin Morrígai/z a trei(de 
dor)arngert dí i Ta.in Bo Ragaz/ma, 7 7 fichit^ Loc[h] cusan 
claidim 7 8 cosítz gái 9 mbulgae 10 doléic int ara do lasm srut^. 

1735 Gaibt^i do, co lluid a 11 timthirecht a chuirp, ar ba conganc^neas 
ac 12 comruc 13 fri fer. u " Teilc traigid dam," ol 15 Loch. Daleici 
so^ 16 Cúchulaind, cobo 17 t^airis docher.* 8 Is de atá Áth Traiged 
i Tír Mor. 19 

Is a.nnsin conbocht fír fer fairso/// a llási?z, dia lotar in 

1740 cóicer cucaiso//z fonóenme, .i. dá C^ruaid, dá Chalad, Derot^or ; 
nosgeodai/z 20 Cuchulaind a oenur. Ishe sin Cóicsius Focherdda 
7 Chóicer Engoirt. 21 No is coic la déc is ed robái Cúchulaind hi 
Foc^erd, coniá de atá Cóicsnas 22 Focherda isin Tána. Dosmbidc 23 
Cúchulaind iarum^ a Delga íwmác/zcaemnacair 25 anmanwa de 

1745 dui;ze 26 ná chethir 27 ronucad a ainech secha fades itz> Delca 7 
muir. 

Ocond aiscis mor si;z. trá do C[h]oinchulaind dawnarraid 28 in 
Morrígan 29 i ndeilb na sentuinái cailligi 7 sl caech losc oc blegan 30 

1 samaisc máil déirg LU. 2 gergara LU. 3 úaraib LU. 

3a a mbú LU. * a trí LU. 5 a nat^inni LU., which adds : 

Bec na romnítsat i;zd fir ar i#zad cowlamd oenfir. 

Ni rubaira nít^ nerred nín iwmar atú m'óenuraw. Móen. d. 

6 dogéni LU.* 7 Regawna LU. 8 claidim on an erasure ; cusan 

claidem 7 : isiwd áth LU. 9 MS. gai 10 bolga LU. u hi LU. 

12 oc LU. 13 The first c added under the line u bói la LócA add. LU. 

15 or LU. 16 Doléiciseow LU. l7 combo LU. 18 docer LU. 

19 b<?«aid CMchuhiínd a cend de iarsudi add. LU. in marg. 20 nosngeogaiw LU. 

21 óengoirt LU. 22 cóicnas LU. 23 Dosmídc LU. 24 om. LU. 

25 The second c is added under the line : onacaéwmacair LU. 26 duniu LU. 

2 ? cet^ir LU. 2S danarraid LU. 29 The first r is added below 

30 blegón LU. 



TAIN BO CÚAILNGE 65 

bo triphne. Condíachtsom dig fuirri. Dob^rtsi blego?z sme do. 

1750 " Iniam 1 bid slán doduc," ol Cúchulaind ; " bza.ndacht dea 7 anai la 
fort," olse. Dei leósora int aes cumachta, 7 anai 2 immorro 
int aes trebt^a. No áomberXsom bxaXh bcnnachtaxv furi, sic in 
cetens. 3 Ict^a a cendsi 4 combo slán. Dober blcgon indala 
si^e, co;;zbo slán a suil. Dobért blegon in tres sme, co;;zbo slán 

1755 a fergairi. 5 " Atbirt frim" or in mórrígan, " nímbíad íc lat co 
bvaXh." " Acht rofeism cowbad tú," or 6 Cuchulaind, " nít- 
íccfai/zd." 7 Nc? comad ríamdrong Conculaind for Tartescc** 
ai«m in sceóilsea \s\n Tána Bo Cúailgi. 9 

Is andsi/z dosíac^t 10 Fergus fora glinm arná briste fír fer for 

1760 Conchulai;zd. n Is and iaxum etha lla [33 a ] ar gaXaib óenfir cuici 12 
[cezzd coriss nb Dúinchind coross .i. Delgu Murt^e^ne ind 
iwbuidse. Geogai/z Cuchulaind andsin Fota ina. rói, Bó mailce 
fora. áth, Salac/z i^a imliuch, Mui;me i^a dind, Luár i lLet/zbéraib, 
Fertóit^le hi Tóit^lib. Hit é a na;zma;zd na tírisifz co bráth ca.ch 

1765 bale i torc[h]air cac^ fer dlbsin. Geogai/z Cuchulaindda.no Traig 
7 Dornu 7 Dernu, Col 7 Mebul 7 Eraise for Ath Tíre móir desíu 
oc MétAiu 7 Cheithiu. Dí 12a drúid ius'm 7 a teóra mná. Iarsm 
trk fóidis Medb cét fer dia sai/zmui/ztir do guin ConcuXaind. 
Nosgeogai/zseo/^ uli iaxum for hth Chcit C/zúile. Is a/zd asb^rt 

1770 Medb : " Is cuille/zd (.i. is col li/zd) dund ém guin ar muintire." 

Is dé atá Glaiss CAráu 7 Cuille/zd Cind Dúin 7 Áth Ceit C//úle. 

Rogabsat trk cet^ri c^óiced hFrenn dúnad 7 Xonngport isin 

Breslig Móir i /;zMaig Murt^e^ne, 7 roláiset a nernail búair 7 

braite seoco fodess hi Clit^ar Bó Ulad. Gabais CúchuXaind 

1775 icond fert i lLercaib i comfocus dóib. Ocus atáis a ara tenid 
dó trát/móna na ha\dchisin .i. Lóeg mac Ría;/gabra. ltchonn- 
aircseo;;z úad grístaitne/rc na narm nglanórda úas c^i«d cet/m 
cóiced nÉrend re funiud néll na nóna. Dofánic ferg 7 lui«ni 
mór ic aicsiw i;zt slóig re ^ilar a bidbad re [h]iwad a námat. 

1780 Rogab a dá sleig 7 a scíat/fc 7 a c[h]laideb. Crot//is a scíat^ 7 
cresáigis a slega 7 bertna.igis a ch\a\dcm 7 dob^t a srém 13 caurad 

1 Below the third letter there is a perpendicular curved stroke u The second 

a is added below : dé 7 ande LU. 2 7 anai : andéi LU. 3 ho-ceteris ont. LU. 

* iaxum add. LU. * Cowbad ed atbíradsow \n ccch ní dibsi« : " Brát// 

b(?;mac/ttan fort," orse, add. LU. s ol LU. 7 trz'a bitA sír add. LU. 8 om. LU. 
8a tartAesc LU. 9 tána LU. 10 siacAt LU. » Co\ncu\aind LU. u « cú 

aífc?. LU. 13 cuici over the line : ar galaib oenfer coicer LU. After this there 

is a long omission in the ms. : what follows in brackets is taken from LU., beginning 
77 b 8. vi * sic MS. leg. tri. l3 leg. rém. 

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66 TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

asa brágit co rorec^atár bánánaig 7 boccánaig 7 geniti glinm 7 
demna. aeóir re úa.thgráin na gáre dosb^rtatár ar aird. Cordas- 
mesc i«d Némai// iorsind slóg. Dollotár i warmgrit^ cet^ri 

1785 c/róiced Ere/zd 'vni rennaib a sleg 7 a narm fodessiw, co ?zerbaltatár 
cet laéc// díb do úat^bas 7 cridenes ar lár \n dúnaid 7 i« lo/zg- 
pairt i/z naidc/zisi/z. 

Dia mbái Laég a/zd, conacca ní, \n nóenfer dar fíart^arsna 
\n dúnaid fer nEre//d anairtúaid ca.ch ndíriuc/* i«a doc^u/w. 

1790 " Oenfer sund c^ucu/zd i/znossa a C^úcán," or Laég. " Ci/znas 
[78^] fir a/zdsi//?" or CuchuXaind. " Ní hansa; fer cái/z mór 
a«d da/z<?, berrád let^an laiss, folt casbude fair, brat úanide i 
forcipol immi, cassán gelairgit isi/z brot úassa brui/zne, léne de sról 
ríg fo dergmdliud do dergór i cwjtul ir\ gelc[h]nes co glúnib dó, 

1795 dubscíat^ co calat/zbúali fi/zdruni fair, sleg cóicri/zd 'ma. lái//z, foga 
fogablaigi i/ma farrad. I/zgnad ém reb 7 ábairt 7 adabair dogní» 
a.cht ní saig nec^ fair 7 ní saigseo/w ior nec^, feib nac^asfaiced nec^ 
hé." " Is fir si/z, a daltá/z," Íorse ; " cia dom c^ártib sít^cairesa 
séin dom airc^isec^tsa, dáig ar bít^ iorztaXáxsom int imned már 

1800 ÍTzarafuilsea m'óenur i na.g\d cet^ri nolldfcóiced nÉrend ar Táin 
Bó Cualiigi don c^ursa." Ba fír ém dó ChoxnchuXaind anní 
hísi/z. Anadránic \nt óclaéc^ airm i mbó\ Cúchulamd, argládais 

7 airc^ississ de. " Ferda si/z, a Chúchulaind" arse. " Ní mór 
side etz>," íor Cúchulaind. " Dab/rsa da.no cobair dait," ar \nt 

1805 óclaéc^. " Cía taisiu eter ? " or CuchuXaind. " Iss messe do athair 
a ssídib .i. Lug m<zc Ethle/zd." " It tro///da ds.no na fuli fo/msa, 
ba héim dam mo íc." " Cotailsiu s\n bic, a Chúchulaind" or \nt 
óclaéc^, " do t#ro//zt^ort[h]i//z cotulta h'xcond ferta Lerga co ce/zd 
teóra láa 7 teóra naidc^i, 7 fífatsa iorsna, slógaib in /zairetsi/z." 

i8io Canaid a c^éle ferdord dó. ContuW iriss. £b/zaccae nách crecht 
and ; ropo glan. Is a/zd asbert Lug : 

1-2 « Atrai a maic mórUlad 3 fót sláncréc^taib curet^a 4 ír\ 
náWmúu fer mell darat^ móradaig todonat//ar dia ferragaib 
sliget^ar slúaig i//zmenard neret//ar iorta.cht b a síd sóerfudut 6 \ss\n 

1815 mruig ar cona.tha.ib cota/zmui/z arfuc^ert^ar fóc^iallat^ar óengillae 
arclith ar búáib báifedae slig delb silsa ríut. Nl fil leó do 
nertsaegul fer do barai/zd brut/jaigte 7 co niurt ior do loc/^tnáwtib 
cifzgit^ carpat co//zglÍ7zni is iarsi/z átrái, át/ái 8 a. m." 

1 ln marg. éli loga i«so sís 2 Also in H. 2. 17 fo. 349* 3 m#oirulad# H. 

* cuiretAar H. 6 neretar íortecht H. 6 ssérforaghnd H. 7 brutnmgnthi H. 

8 iarsin netAatrai atrai H. 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 67 

Teora lá 7 teóra naidc^i bái Cuchu\aind ina. c^otlod. Bá 
1820 det^bzV son ém ce robái do mét in c^otulta bói do mét na hascísi. 
Ón lúan iar samai» samrud cosi« cétaiw iar nimo\g ní roc^otail 
Cuchu\aind irisin résiw, acht mad mani c^otlad fit^isi^ mbic fria 
gái iar medón midlái 7 a chend íorai dord 7 a dord i^a gái 7 a 
gái fcra. glún, acht ic slaidi 7 ic slec^tad 7 ic airlec^ 7 ic esorcaiw 
i825cet^ri nollc^óiced nEre/zd frzsi» resi/z. Is andsin focherd in 
\úch síde lossa 7 lubi íci 7 slánsén i cnedaib 7 i créc^taib, i 
^áladaib 7 i «ilgonaib [78 b~\ Concu\aind, co térnó Cúchulaind 
ina c^otlud cen rátAugud dó etir. 

Isí sei# tré. amser i llotár \n m^crad atuáid 6 Emaiw 
I830 MacAa, tr'i coicait mac ríg do U\taib im Follamai^ mac Concho- 
bair, 7 dosb^rat teóra cat^a dona slúagaib, co torc^ratar a tri 
cowlín leó, 7 torc[h]ratár in macrad dano acht Fallamai» mac 
Conchobair. Bágais Fallamai/z ná ragad ar cúlu co hEmai^ 
co brui«ni mbrát^a 7 bet^a, co mberad cend Ai\e\la leiss cosi« 
1835 mi«d óir bói úaso. Nírbo réid remiseozrc anísiw, úair dofair- 
t^etár dá mac Bet^e maic Báin, dá mac mumne 1 7 aite do Ail/1/, 
7 rodgo/zsat co torc^air leó. Coniá aided na m^craide U\ad 
insin 7 FaWamna maic Conchobair. 

Cúchu\aind immorro bái ina. súantavcthim cotulta co cend 

im teóra láa 7 teóra naidc&i hicond ferta i lLergaib. Atrac^t 

Cuchu\aind iarsiw asa c^otlud 7 dob^t \á\m dara agid 7 dorigni 

rot^múal corcra o mulluc^ co talmai^. Ocus ba nert leiss a 

menma, 7 tíasad i nóenac^ no i tochim no bandáil no i cormt^ec^ 

no i pnwóenac^ do prízwóenaigib Erenn. " Cia fot atúsa isi# 

1845 c^otludsa i^nossi, a ócláic^ ? " ar CuchuXaind. " Tri lá 7 tri 

aidc/zi," for i#t óclaéch. " Ronmairgsea deside" or Cuchu\aind. 

" Cid de ón? " or i«t óclsec^. " Na slóig cen [fjopairt frisin ré 

sin" ar Cuchuiaind. " Ní filetsow ón bm etir" or i;zt 6c\íách. 

" C^s^, cia aránic ? " ar Cuchu\aind. " Lotar i« m<zcrad antuáid 

1860 6 Emai# Machtf, tri cbecait mac im FoWomain mac Conc[ri]obair 

do mflccaib ríg U\ad, 7 dóbertsat teóra cat^a dona slúagaib ri 

^ed na tri lá 7 na tri naidc^i hitáisiu it c^otlud i^nossa, 7 

torc[h]ratár a tfi cowlí^ leó 7 torc^ratár in m^crad acht 

Follomai» mac Conc\\{\obair. Bágais FoWomain co mberad 

1855 cewd A\\e\la, 7 nírbo réid dósom ón, ar ro;#arbad." "Ap>ai«d 

1 leg. rnumme 
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68 TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

ná bása (or mo nirt des/V/e. Uair día ;//bei«dse íor mo nirt, nl 
tóet//sitís \n m#crad feb doroc[h]ratár, 7 ní tóet//sad FoWomain 
mac Conc\\(\ohairy " Cossai// arc//cna, a C^úcán ; ní haisc dot 
i;/c//aib 7 ní táir dot gasciud." " Airisiu sei;/ i;/noc//t dún, a 
1860 ócláig," or Cuchu\ai?id y " arco «díglo;;/ malle \n m^craid íorsna. 
slúagaib." " Nád anéb om alc," (or i;/t ócliec^, " úair cid mór do 
c//o///ra///aib gaili 7 gascid dogné nec// hit arradso, ní fair bías a 
nós nách a allud nác// a irdara^, acht is fortso. Is aire s\n nád 
aniubsa, acht \??ihcrso.o (é\n do gnim gascid t'óenur íorsna slúagu, 
1865 úair ní leó atá co??imus t'anma don c//ursa." 

1 " \n carpat serda, a ?;/mo p//opa Láig," ar CuchtAaind. " \?i 

cóe;;;nacar a i;/nell 7 i;/n atá a t//relo;;/ ? Má cotnici a i;/nell 7 má 

dotá a t//relom, noni;/nill,7 mani fil a t[h]relo;;/, náchaniranill ettr." 

Is a;/dso atrac//t int ara 7 rogab a fíawerred aradnac//ta 

1870 i;//mi. Bá dond fíawerred aradnac//ta [79 a ] sin rogabastársow 

i;;/mi : a 'mar bláit/z bía/znaide isé étro/// áerda isé súata srebnaide 

isé úagt//e osslet//ar, conna gebet//ar ar lúamairec//t \ám dó 

anec//tair. Rogabastarso;;/ forbrat fai«d taris anec/ztair, dorigni 

Si;//ón drúi do Dair do ríg Rómáw, co ;/dadarat Dair do Chon- 

1875 c//obor, co «dadarat Co?zchobar do Coi;/c[h]ul<7/W, co //darairb^/t 

Cúchu\ai?id día araid. Rogabastar i;/t ara cétnasi;/ da.no a 

c^at//bar círach clárac// cet//roc//air co z/ilur cach dat//a 7 cach 

delba dara midgúallib sec//tair ; bá somassi doso;// sin 7 nírbo 

t/;órt[h]rowad. Taraill a lá;;/ leiss i?i gipni ndergbudi, mar bad 

1880 la;/d dergóir do bro//dór brút^i dar or ninncóin íri étan dó \nd 

cho???artha a aradnac//ta sec// a t//igerna. Rogabastár idata 

aurslaict//i a ec^ 7 a del i;/tlassi ina. desra. Rogabastár éisi 

astuda a ec^ 'ma t//uasri .i. aradna a ec// 'ma \áim in 2 ch\i re 

i??ic[h~\ommus a aradnac^ta. Isa;;dso foc//eird a lúrec//a íarnaidi 

1885 i//tlassi i?nmó ec//aib, congehethar doib o t//ul co aurdorz/d do 

gáí//ib 7 bírínib 7 s\egmih 7 birc[h]rúadib, corbo birfoc^ cach 

fo;mod isin c//arpatsÍ7/, corbo chonair letart//a cac^ n\x\ind 7 cach 

nind 7 cach naird 7 cach nairci//d don c//arputsÍ7/. Is a;/dsi;z foc/feird 

bric//t coraga dara ec//raid 7 dara c//o/;/alta, conné.rho léir do 

1890 neoc// isin dúnud 7 corbo léir dóibseo;;/ cách issiw dúnud. Bá 

deit//b/> ém cé foc//erdedso;7/ innísin, dáig ár h\th bátár teóra 

búada aradnac/zta íorinn araid in lási// .i. \éim dar boilg 7 

foscul ndíri[u]c// 7 i///orc//or ndelind. 

1 With the following passage cf. Windisch, Tdin Bó Cúaibige, pp. 352 sq. 2 otn. LL. 



TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 69 

Isa^dso rogab \n caur 7 in cat^mílid 7 int iwdell c^ró bodba 

1895 fer talman, QuchuXaind mac SuaXtaim, rogab 1 a c^at^erred cat^a 7 
c[h]o;;/raic 7 c[h]o;«lai;/d. Bá don c[h]at//erred c[h~\athasin 7 
c^o^raic 7 chomiaind : rogabsom i;//mi secht cneslesti 2 fic^et 
cíart^a clárt//a co;;/dlúta, bítís bá t//etaib 7 rot/zaib 7 refedaib 
hi c//jtul íri gelc[h]nes dó, arnáchandec[h]rad a c^o«d nác^ 

1900 a c//íall 6 doficed a lút^ lát^air. Rogabastár a c/zat^criss 
curad taris anec^tair do c//otutlet//ar c[h]ruaid c^oirtc^ide 
do íormna. secht nda;;/sec^ed ndartada, congaba.d dó 6 thana 
a t^áib co tiug a oc^saille ; robítA i;;/mi ic díc/zur gái 7 rend 
7 err 7 slegh 7 saiget. Dáig is cumma foc/zerditís de 7 mar 

1905 bad do c//loic^ nb chaxxaXc n5 c[h]o;/gna roc^íulaitís. Is 
a.ndsin rogabastár a úat//róic srebnaide sroill cona cimais do 
bánór bricc fna fri m5et//Ic>£t//> a medói;z. Roga[79 b Jbastár 
a do;/dúat//róic ndo;/dlet^air ndegsúata do íormna cet/zri 
nda;;/sec^ed ndartada cona chathchris do c//olo;;/naib ferb 

1910 fua dara fúat//róic srebnaide sroill sec^tair. Is a«dso roga- 
bastár \n rígnia a c//at//arm cat//a 7 C[h]o;;/raic 7 c[h]ow- 
lai;/d. Ba do// c^at^arm chathasin íaro;;/ : rogabastar a 
oc^t claidbl;/i i;;/a arm dét • ndrec/zsolz/s, rogabastar a oc^t 
slegíni ima. sleig cóicri//d 7 a saigetbolg, rogabastar a oc^t 

1915 ngothnatha. má goth néit, rogabastar a oc^t cletíni ma deil 
cliss, rogabastar a oc^t scíat^u cliss imma. chromsciaXh ndubderg, 
i//a téged torc taiselbt^a i//a tul tárla cona bil áit^géir ailtnidi 
imgéir ina ^urt[hji///c^ulí, co tescfad fi//na i naigid srot^a ar át^i 
7 ailtnidec^t 7 i///geri ; i//baid fognít/z innd ócláig faéborc^less 

1920 dí, is cumma. i/^t//escad dá scíat^ 7 dá sleg 7 dá c^laideb. Is 
a//dso rogab a chirchathbarr catha 7 c[h]o/;/raic 7 c[h]omlai«d 
ima c//e//d, asa ngaired gáir c//ét nóclac^ do sírége/// cec//a cúli 
7 cec^a cerna de, dáig is cujnma. £<?//gairtis de bánánaig 7 
boccánaig 7 geniti glinne 7 de///na aeóir ría;// 7 úaso 7 ina. 

1925 i;//t[h]iwc^iull cac^ ed notéged re testin fola na wmíled 7 na 
nana//glo//d 3 sec//tair. Roc/zress a c[h]eltar c[h]owga taris don 
tlac^tdillat tíre tair[n]gire dobret^a 6 aiti druidec^ta. 

Is a//dso cétríastart^a im Choincu\aind, co //derna úat^básác// 
nilrec/rtac/* ningax\tach nanaic//nid de. Crit^naigset a charíwí i;;/bi 

1930 i;//ar c[h]/-a//d re srut// no i///ar bocsimi// íri srut// cach mball 7 
cac^ nalt 7 cach nind 7 ca<:// náge de mulluc// co talmai//. Rola^ 

1 orn. • leg. cneslénti 3 leg: na nanglond 



70 TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

Sáébglés diberge dá c//urp i ;//medó// a c^roci«d. Táncatár a 
traigt//e 7 a lúirgnc 7 a glúne co //zbátár da éís. Táncatar a 
sála 7 a orcni 7 a escata co ;;/bátár ría;;/ remi. Tancatar 

1935 tulfet/ri a orca/z co /;/bátár ior tul a lurga/z, co;;zbá métit/zir 
muldord míled cec/z meco/z dérmár díbide. Sre/zgt/za tollfét^e 
a mullaic// co ;;/bátár {or cóic// a muineóil, co;;/bá métit//ir ce*zd 
m/7/c mís cach mulc//noc dímór díri//z dírecra dímesraigt/ze 
díbide. A;/dsi« dorigni cúac// cera da gnúis 7 da agid fair. 

1940 I;//sloc i/zdara súil dó i/za c/ze/zd, issed mod dánastair^af fíad- 
c//orr tagrai;// do lár a grúade a Aía[r]t//or a c[h]locai«d. Sesceiwg 
a sétig co ;//bói {ora. grúad sectair. Ríastart//a a bél co úrtracAta. 
Srewgais in nól don fídba dnáma co7;/tar écnaig a gi/zchroes. 
Táncatár a scoiw 7 *a trowma co ;;/bátár ar etelaig ina bél 

1946 7 i^a brágit. Benais béi;;/ nulgaib leóman don c/^arput 
úachtaxach foz-a fo/xli co;;/ba métit^ir moltc^raca/zd ceck 
slawsrúam t^ened doniged [8o a ] i/za bél asa brágit. Roclos 
bloscbéiwnec^ a c^nde re c^líab imar gliwnaig nárc//on hi 
fot/za nb mar leomai/z ic tec^ta fó mat^gamnaib. Atc^essa 

1 950 na ldne Bodba 7 na cit/^nélla neme 7 na ^áible tened 
tric/ze/#rúaid i /znéllaib 7 i naéraib uasa c^ind re fiuc^ud na 
ferge fírgarge \\\trácht úasto. Rac/zasnig a folt i;«ma c[h]ewd 
imar c[h]/-áibred ndergscíac^ i mbemsiid at[h]álta. Ce roc[h]/'atéa 
rígaball fó rígt/fcorad i;;/mi, issed mod darísad ubull díb dochom 

1956 talma/z taris, acht ros^ed ubull íor cach óenfi/zna and re 
fnt^c^assad na ferge atrac^t da fult úaso. Atrs.ch\ 'm lúan 
láith asa étun co;/zba sithethir remit//ir airnew nócláic/z, corbo 
chomíots. írisin sróin, co rodec^rastár oc imbert na scíat/z 
oc brogad iná arad oc taiblet^ na slóg. Ardit/fcir immorro 

1960 remit/^ir talcit^ir tresit^ir sithidir séolcrand prí/;/lui[n]gi móri 

in bui/zne díriuc^ do/zdfala atrac^t a fírcAlet/ze a c^endmullaig 

hi certairdi, co /zderna dubc^íaic^ ndruidec/zta de am«/ c^íaig 

do rígbrudi» i/ztan tic rí día t[h]i/zcur hi fescur lat^e gemreta. 

\arsin ríast/adsin ríastarda im Choinculaznd, is andsin 

1965 doreblai«g ind err gascid i/za c/zat/zc[h]arpat serda co /zerraib 1 
íarnaidib, cona faebraib tanaid[ib], cona baccánaib, 7 cona 
birc[h]rúadib, cona t/^airbirib níat^, cona nglés 2 aursolcdi, coria 
t^air[n]gib gáithe bitís ar fertsib 7 íallaib 7 fit^isib 7 folo/ranaib 
don c/ferpatsi/z. Is awlaid bói in carpatsi» cona. chre\t c^róes- 

1970 tana c^róestiriw c^lesaird c[h]langdírig caurata, ara taillfitís 

1 leg. cona serraib 2 leg. glés 



TÁIN BO CUAILNGE 71 

ocht nairm ni//dflat^a, co lúas fai/zdle nb gáithe no c^líabaig dar 
róe maige. Rosuidiged \n carpatsiw íor dá nec^aib díana 
dre///na dásac^tac^a ce«dbeca crui/zdbeca corrbeca biruic^ 
basci?zd brui/znedérg sesta suachinte sogabalta sodai/z fo gnnnib 

1976 áillib a fén. I/zdara ^ec^ díbside ocus sé lugaid lúat^léwnec^ 
tresmár túagmár traigmár fótmár foc^orsid. \nt ech aile ocus 
sé casmo/zgac/z casc^aél cos[s]eng seredc^oel airgdec^. 

Is a/zdso foc^eird toranafc^less cét 7 toro«dc[h]less dá cét 
7 tor andchless tri cé/ 7 toxandchless cet^ri cét 7 tarrasair aice 

1980 ior toranáchless cóic cét, úair nírbo furáil leiss ín comMnsin do 
thotim leiss ina. chétchumscli 7 ina. chétc^o//zli#g cat^a íor 
cet/fcri c/zóiced hErenn, 7 dot^aet ass ión cumma.sin d'i/zsaigid a 
námat 7 drobret^a 1 a c/^arpat mort^i//zc^ull cet^n nollc^oiced 
nÉrenn ammaig anec^tair, 7 dosb*/*t [8o b ] fobairt bidbad fó 

1985 bidbadaib íoraib. Ocus dobret^ seól tro/« íora. c^arpat, 7 dollotar 
rotha íarnaidi m c[h]arp<z# hi taXmain, corbo leór do dún 7 do 
dai//gen feib dollotár rot^a íarnaide in c^arpait hi taXmain ; 
uair is cumma. atrac^tatár cluid 7 cairt^* 7 carrce 7 tát^leca 
7 murgrían in taXman aird i /zaird frisna rot^aib iarndaidib súas 

1990 sell sec^tair. Is aire foc/^eird in circul modba 2 mórt^iwc^ull 
cet^ri nollc^óiced nErewd a,mma\g anec^tair, arná teic^tis úad 
7 ná scáiltís Í7nmi y corostairs^ fri tenáta. fri tarrac^tai/z na 
mtfcraide íorro. Ocus dot^áet isin cath izznond ar medó/z 7 fáilgis 
falbaigi móra do c^ollaib a bidbad mort^i///c[h]oll int slóig 

1995 ammaig anechtair fo tArí, 7 dob^rt fobairt bidbad fo bidbadaib 
fo/ro, co torc^ratár boná fri boná 7 méde fri méde, ba sí tiget 
iná áirbaig.] 3 Dosrimchell aridise 4 fa tri 5 in c[h]rut^si/z co fárcaib 
cosair seisir impu fa mórtimchill 6 .i. bond trir fria 7 medi trir fo 
c[h]uairt timchell 8 imon dunad. Coniá Sesrech Breisligi 9 a ^ainm 

2000 isin Tái/z, 7 is^ tres ndlrime na Tána .i. Seisreac^ Breisligi 9 7 
Iwsligi Gleandamnach 10 7 in cath for Gáirig 7 Irgáirich. 11 Sed 12 
ba c////*ma cu 7 ec^ 7 dune and. 13 Nícon fes u a áirim 15 7 ní 
cumuiigar a rím cia lln doroc^air and do dáiscorslóg, acht 



1 leg. dobretha 2 = mbodba 3 YBL resumed, 33 a i 4 aridisiLU. 

5 \.hx\ LU. 6 // on an erasure ; mórtAi/ncAull LU. " a below in a later hand : 

fri LU. 8 timcAill LU. 9 breslige LU. 10 imálige glennammach LU. 

11 after Irgairich follows j, probably with reference to some words (issed, etc. ?) 
which should have been added on the margin. 12 over d a later mark of 

aspiration : s LU. 13 ISs^ atb^rat araili roficA Lug mac Eit/rlend la Coinculaind 
sesrig mbreslige add. LU. u immorro add. LU. 15 The second i is added 

later below ; krim LU. 



72 TÁIN BO CUAILNGE 

ronmt//e a tigcrnai na///mfi. It //<3 i/zdso 1 sls 2 a 3 nan///an/zszV/e 4 : 
2006 Dá C[h]riiaid, dá C//a/at//, dá Chir, da C//íar, da Ecell, tri 
Crui;;/, tri Caurit/z, tri Co///brigi, 5 ceit[h];-i Feochair, ceit[h]ri 
Furec//air, ceit[h]/'i Caiss, ccit[h]n Fotai, coic Aurith/' coic 
Ccrmai/z, cdic Cobt//aic//, sé Saxai/z, se Dauith,' se Dáiri, 
sccht R6c//aid, secht Rdnai;/, secht Ruirich, h oc//t Roc//laid, 
2010 oc/zt Roc//tauid,' J oc//t Ri;zdaich, oc//t Cairprz, 10 oc//t Mulaich, 
nái nDait/zig, 11 nái Náiri, 12 nái nDámaic^, deich Fcicc, deich 13 
Fiachaic/z, deich FcidUmid. 

Deich ríg ar se n fichtib rig robii 15 Czichulaind i mBreislig 

Moir Muigi Muirthemne. 16 Dírime immorro olc//ena di chonaib 

2015 7 echaib y mnáib 7 maccaÁb 7 mi?zdáinib 7 drabarslog, ar nírerno 17 

in tres íer do feraib 18 cen chnáim leisi no leithc^i/zd no le//zsúil 

do brisiud no cen bit^ainim tria bit^u bet^a. 19 

Dot/záet Cúchulaijzd arnabárach do t^ai[d]briud i/zt sloig 20 7 
da 21 t/^aisbenad a c^rot^a álgi/z alai?zd 22 do mnáib 7 band- 
2020 troc/ztaib 7 andrib 7 ingenaib 7 filedaib 7 áis dána, úair nír 
míad ná maisi lais 23 ind uaburdelb druidecda tárfas doib air \nn 2i 
agaidsm 25 ría;/z 26 reme ; is airesi/z didiu 26 tánic do t/zaiselbad a 
chroths 21 . Alai/zd ém in mac iánic andsi/z do t^aisealbad 28 in 
lási?z 28a a c[hJrot#a dona slúagaib .i. Cúchulaind mac Soaltaim. 
2025 Tri 29 fuilt bátar air, 30 don/z fri toi/zd, 31 cród^rg ar medo/z ; mind 
órbuidi 32 ardat^uigethar. 33 Cái/z cocairsi ind fuiltsi/z co 
curcxm teóra imrot^a 31 im c/zlais a chúlaid, comba' samalta 

7 snát^ óir 35 cac^ fin/za faithmai/zgeach 36 forscáilte íorórda. 
dígrais dualfata dearscait^ech 37 dathálai/zd dara a 38 form/za 

2030 síar seal 39 sec^tair. Cét cairches corcorglan do dergór órlasrach 

1 e seo LU. 2 om. LTJ. 3 om. LTJ. * amawdside LU., after 

which is added : i«na rurec-fc 7 iwna táisecA .i. 5 the second letter and the 

sign over it are indistinct : combirgi LU. 6 cauritA LU. ' dhich LU. 

8 rurtfag LU. 9 rocAtaid LU 10 corpri LU. ll ndaigith LU. 12 ndári LU. 
13 MS. deith 14 secht LU. 15 robí LU. 15 maigi mmthemm LU. 
17 MS. nirerno altered later to nisserno : nírérno LU. 18 \xerenn add. LU. 
19 LU. adds : 7 dothúth úadib iarsm iar tabairt \n tressasiw iorxo cen fuligud cen 
iorderca.d fáir fei» nb iora. gillai no ior ech dia ecAaib 20 s added later below 
21 to LU. *> the second a added below the line 23 leiss LU. 24 fair i«d LU. 
25 adaig LU. 26 om. LU. 27 algiw alamd \n\hs\n LU. 28 ai is on an erasure, 
and e is on the tail of s 28a inlásin om. LU. 29 Faircsi tri LU. 30 fair LU. 
31 cí«d add. LU. 3 * orbude LU. 33 ardatugetAar LU. 3 * imsrotAa LU. 
35 snath oir : orsnát^ LU. 36 the g is later; fathmaiwnech. LU. 37 derscaigtech 
LU. ™ otn. LU. 39 sell LU. 



TÁIN BO CUAILNGE 73 

ima 1 bráigit 2 . Cét snát^eicne do c[h]arrmocal 3 c[h]&wascda 
[33 6] i timt[h]acM 4 fria chená. Ceit[h]ri tibri ceachtar a- dá 
gruad .i. tibre buidi 5 7 tibre úaine 7 tib^ corcarda. 6 Secht 
ngemma do ruithin ruisc cechtar a dá rígrosc. Secht meoir 

2035 cechtar a dá chos 7 7 secht meoir cechtar a dá lám co ngabáil 
ingni sebaicc co forgobáil 8 iíigne griuin ar cach nái fo leith 
díb. 9 

Gaibidso^ 10 a dilatt 11 noenaich nimbi in laasin. Bái da étgud 
imbi ,i. fuan cáin coir corcardai 12 cort^arac^ coicdíabail. 13 Delc 

2040 fmdruine no fi/zdarcaid 14 arna necor 15 d'or mdtlaisse 16 uasa bán- 
brumdi gel, iwmar bad Xóchraxm lánsolwrta nád c?////gaidis 17 
suile 18 dome déicsi^ ar gleoraideac^t 7 glainid/zeac//t 19 . ClTabinar 
síric srethnach 20 íwzgebethar 21 co barr uacAtar a dondfiiathróici 22 
donddergi mílita do sróll 23 ríg. Dondscíat^ dondderg dond- 

2045 c[h]orcra co coicrot^ oir co mb'ú 2i fi//drui?/e 25 fair. Claideb orduir/z 
i?zdtlaisi co torceltaib oir deirg i nardgabail gaili fora. c[h]ris. 
Gái fota faebarglas re faga féig fobartac^ co semandaib 26 oir 
6rlas[r]ach ina 27 farrad 28 isin charpat. Noi clná isi/zdala láim dó, 
deich c'má islná láim aile. Rosec//rot& 29 úad frisna slúagaib. Conid 

2050 fobairt 30 aidchi do Choinc[h]u\aind for ceithri coicedaib hErenn 
dosi/z. 31 Is annsin frisocbad 32 mná Connacht forsna buidne 7 
fordringtis mná Muma.n 33 firu do déicsi/z c^rot/za Conculaind. 
Folloig 34 immorro Medb a hainech 7 ni lámair taidbsi?/ a gnúsa 36 , 
acht boi fo damdabaich sclath ar omun Concutaind. Conad 3 * 

2055 c\esin asb^rt Dubt^ach Dael 37 Ulad : 

Masa 38 he in ríastairt^i, 39 biait collai dune 40 de, 
biait 41 eigme im lissiu, 42 biait fui^d fri airise. 43 



1 i/wraa LU. 2 brágit LU. 3 c^armocol LU. 4 hi timthacht LU. 

5 buide LU. 6 corcra LU. 7 om. LU. 8 fo rga báil LU. » diibsin LU. 

10 Gabaidseow LU. » dillat LU. 12 corcorglaw LU. 13 cóicdíabuil LU. 

14 Delg fi«d fmdárgit LU. 15 ecor LU. 16 mtlasisi LU. n cAwwgaitís LU. 

18 suili LU. 19 the first mark of aspiration is Iater 20 sróil siricda ré c/mes 

LU. 21 dó add. LU. 22 the/is later 23 srol LU. 21 It loolcs as if / 

had been altered from b 25 finddruini LU. 26 seramamiaib LU. - 7 iwna LU. 
28 /added later » RosecrotA LU. 30 cowraw LU. 31 íor— dosin : siw 

LU. 32 frisócbat LU. 33 Added later above the line : om. LU. 

34 Follaig LU. 35 gnusi LU. 36 Coniá LU. 37 dóel LU. s * Masu LU. 

39 riastartAa LU. 40 dúine LU. 41 beite LU. 42 there is space between 

/ and s for a or u; and it loolts as though one or the other had been altered to is: 
lissu LU. 43 airisiu LU. 



74 TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

Biait coirt//i i lle^/aib, bid formac^ do rígmartaib, 
ii í mait// nofíchid in cath i llorg 1 frisin nói?zdenach. 2 

2060 Atchiu in cruth imonaig 3 oc/it cend 4 ina c[h]uillsendaib, 
adchíu fodb leis i mbmtaib, 5 deich cend 4 ino rossetaib. 6 

Adc/nu dofocart 7 far mná a ngnuis tarsna ergala, 
adc/mi far rígna in móir 8 ní tocair dond niwforráin. 9 

Diambad mc bad c^omarlid 10 biad slog imbi docatA 11 
2065 Ycxgus resbondtit 12 

B^ 13 asDubt/;ac^nDoeltenga[i]d u iarcúlintslúaig 15 nosreangaid, 16 
nlchon dergeni 17 nac^ mait^ 6 ggegain 18 in inge«r(?)oith. 19 

Ferais éc^t ndochla ndobail, 20 guin Fíac^ach 21 mic Conchobair ; 
nlbo c[h]áiniu 22 roclot^ 23 dó guin Cairprí' mic Feidlimid^. 21 

2070 Rígi nUlad ní cosnai mac Lugdach mic Casrubai, 
iss^ dogní fri dóine, 25 anád ruband 26 cotsúidi. 27 

Bid olc la longes 28 nUlad [34 d] guin a maic nád lánhulach, 
costad nUlad ma dobí 29 adsúifet in i;^irgi. 30 

Sírfid 30a \n noináin hi fot do hUltaib na^werasot 31 
2075 Biait techta scélmára, biait rígnai dermára, 

biait créc/ztai fuidbec^a, 32 biait buid'ne airsle^/a. 33 

Biait colla fo chosaib, biait brai» for branfesaib 34 ; t 
beiti faenscéith hi lergaib, bid 35 cumtach 36 do dlbergaib. 

Roinfid 37 fuil féne fo don la sluag inna. nduiwec^on, 
2080 regaid iná longes hi fot 38 di Ultaib dianairiset. 39 

1 lleirg LU. 2 noennenach LU. 3 immo/zdnaig LU. 4 ciná LU. 

5 the first t on an erasure : imbrétaib LU. 6 inz rosétaib LU. 7 dofócrat LU. 

8 o is obscure 9 imforráin LU. 10 between / and i a letter [r ?) has been erased 
11 do cath : di cach leith LU. After this a half-verse is wanting 12 Conid and 

rocAan Fergus inso conébairt LU. 13 the abbreviation for er is later, and there is 

an erasure after b 14 ndóel tewgaid LU. 15 s added later below 16 nasrengaid LU. 
17 d later over the line 18 geogai» LU. 19 niwgenrait^ LU. 20 o and ail on 
erasures 21 fíacAaig LU. 22 nípau chiiniu LU. 23 over oc there is a long stroke 
24 corpn iííc fedelmtheo LU. 23 dóini LU. 26 originally rubard : rubad LU. 

27 cosaidi LU. 28 longais LU. 29 the two first letters obscure 30 g on an erasure 
w* the half of this stanza is wanting 31 it is uncertain whether the eighth letter is 
a or u : oderesot LU. 32 fuidb becAtai LU. 33 airlec&tai LU. 34 brawfossaib LU. 
35 bi LU. 36 m and part of u on an erasure 37 In the ms. there comes here : 

regaid fene fodow (followed by erasure) la (on erasure) slog/t (mark of aspiration 
later) i«na nduinec^ow, and the verse Róinfid Scc.follows anall ^ 8 fat LU. 

39 díandarísat LU. 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 75 

Sreith 1 Fergus Dubt^ach huad iarsi^ co «arrasair 2 dia 3 sruib 
fri buidiw anall. 

Ocloith nl Aih'//. 4 

" Ná fer báig a Feargais 5 ar buaib scéo mnáib U\ad aithgén 
2085 ara mtfaib 6 beit mairt ili sund sleig 7 ceni silsiter ac^t a nenferaib 8 
ardesleig isi^nd át^ cach óenlaithiu." 
Concloit^ 9 ni Medb. 

"Comerget 10 aAilill n co fíandaib 12 cotriun# 13 ar duth 14 buaib sceó 
genat ínc imelachaib 15 at^aib n 16 grenchaib moraib i llinmb dubaib 
2090 forbrisfet cowlund sceó Fergus dánae co longes hUlad 17 biait^ 
and íartach i ndiáid in c^at^a memais caumu co fileadib 18 féne. 

" Banairle 19 bet^a 20 nachaauchaide 21 nac^a concloth 22 in 23 fer 
clu^te (cot)entib blát^aib sceo chelet 24 olca anapt^ai rosri 
achialla consuidet nadadet 25 ." 
2095 Conclod 26 Gabrán file. " Na brigriu briat^rai 27 sceó lat^ib 28 
rlgnaib forbrondaib dit^uat^aib déni diameasaib blasaib diafáébra 
fichi cessoe ciaHa na súi forellig tait 29 natuili 30 miscais." 

" Na femtit 31 far céle, tait ara c[h]end isan «áth," 32 or Fergus. 
" Aua&aidi 33 AihVl," or Medb. 
2100 Concloit^ 34 ni Ailill. " Fergus rofidir 35 mórt^uat^aib for far 
muintir melaid 36 nl imtheit 37 ar far mbúaib 38 cía 39 barslig slogaib 40 
imbuaib di : : : g 41 ceoba di far mor dlbelgib brasaib." 
Conc\oitk i2 nl Fergus. 

" N : : : : : 43 Medb morsc : th 44 did longes 45 buirrbriat^rai 46 iar 
2105 mbli : : : : : : eo : at^ig 47 mná masa iartaigi. 48 :::::::: : : : : : : : : 
morcot^aib 49 dia t/zuat^aib : : : et 50 

51 Fíacha ílaldána dimraith dolluid do acallai^ maz'c seat^ar a 
mát^ar .i. Mane Andoe a amm. Dolluid Doc^a mac Mágach la 

1 Sréid LU. 2 over the first a has been added lateraw 3 a added later below : 
di LU. 4 Dcloth ní Ailtfl awebairt LU. 5 ferguslM. 6 mb^maib LU. 7 slig LU. 
8 inóenferaib LU. 9 oclotA LU. 10 Comérig LU. » ailind LU. 12 fíarcnaib LU. 
13 fótriwd LU. 14 datA LU. !5 melcAib LU. 16 \n LU. 17 loingis ulad LU. 
18 filibLU. 19 over against this LU. has : Fergus dixtt 20 baétAa LU. 21 the 
second a added later below : nacAaauc^ide LU. 22 oclotA' LU. 23 ní LU. 

24 cAolet mumt" sceó cAenél LU. 25 natádet LU. 26 oclotA LU. 27 Nabriguid 
briatAra LU. 28 laidib LU. 29 om. LU. 30 natulle LU. 

31 feswdit LU. 32 isirc náth LU. 33 the first a later on an erasure 

34 coclotA LU. 35 rofitir LU. 36 meilaith LU. 37 imthecht LU. 

38 for the first b the MS. seems to have something like bb on an erasure 39 ach 

cía LU. ,0 the o is not clear : slattaib LU. 41 dit^oiwg LU. 42 co clotA LU. 
43 Na fer a LU. 44 mórscoitA LU. 45 dit loingis LU. 46 buirrbrátAu 

LU. 47 iarmbliadaiw sceó cAatAig LU. 48 iartaige LU. 49 nádimdat 

ditmorc^ot^aibLU. 90 tisscet LU. 51 on margin: imroll BelaigEóin iwso LU 



76 TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

Mane Andóe. 1 Dolluid Dubt^ach dóel hUlad 2 la Fíachaid 3 

2110 fíaldána dimraith. Dochorastair 4 Dóchae ga ior 1 Fíachaich co 
lluicl i nD//bt//ac//. Focheird dino* Dubt//ach gái(?) for Mai«e 
colluid i //Dócha. Dí fieir Xtnmoro mixthaix Dubt//aich 7 Dócha. 
Is de atá Imrull Belaich Eiii//. 

No is de ata I///roll Belaig Eúi//. 7 Tiagaid na slóig do 

2116 Beluch Eiii//. Anaid and in di dírim M asuidiu. 9 Tic Díarmait 
[34 b ] mac Concobar 10 di Ultaib antuaid. " Eirged marcach 
híiaib," or Díarmaid, " co tí Mane dom acallaim dís 7 ragatsa 
dis ara c//end." C^/dreccaid 11 iar/////. " Dodechodsa," 12 or 
Díarmait, " 6 C&onc//obar co ?/erbora fri Meidb 7 Ailill co relget 13 

2120 na bae as 7 slán huile a ndaróm/ad 14 and, 7 tabair in tarb aníar 
cosi?/ tarb ille co co///airset, huair rombáigi 15 Medb." " Ragadsa," 
or Mai//e, " co //apror friu." Ráitiside áino^' fri Meidb 7 Ail/71. 
" Ní etar ar 17 Meidb anisiu," or Mane. " Dénam cáEmc//lod dá 
gaisced diY 7a " or Díarmait, " massu ferr lat." " Mait// lim," 

2125 or Maiwe. Foc//erd ceac^tar de gs.i for araile, ^//idapt/zadar 
a n//dís, 18 7 cunaid// 19 Imroll Belaig Eúizz ai;/m na maignesi«. 
Maiti in dlriw 20 fo araill. Dofuitet tri fichit díb di cheac//tar dá 
lína. Is de atá Ard in Dirma. 

21 Foruirmiset muint^r hiXella a miná rlg for Tamuw drut^. 

2130 Ní lámair 22 a beith fair íeisin. Sreidis Quchulaind cloich fair oc 
At^Tamai^ 23 comemaid a c[h]endde. Is de atá Ath Tamai/z 23 
7 Tuga in Tamum. 24 

"Dointó iar//;// 26 Oengus mac Oenláma gaibe 27 oclac^ dána di 
Ultaib in slog nuile oc Modaib Loga — is i//und ón dino 2s 7 

2135 Lugmoud 29 — co tici Ath Dá Fertaí. 30 Nisléic sec^a 7 dosmbidc 31 
co llecaib, 7 asberat ind éolaid 32 i^mw^neblaid 33 riam remam 34 
co tíastais 35 fo c[h]laid^ oc Emai/z Mac//a, acht bid ar ga/flib 

1 nandóe LU. 2 ulad LU. 3 fíacAaicA LU. 4 Docorastár LU. 

5 on an erasure 6 dano LU. ' .i. add. LU. 8 the first di added below later : 
anait andídíriw LU. 9 á added later below the line : suidiu LU. 

10 Conchóbuir LU. » Cbwdrecat LU. 12 TodeocAadsa LU. u relcet LU. 
14 ndorónad LU. 15 robáge LU. 16 dano LU. 1T íor LU. 

17a so LU 18 í£>«idapthatar a ndís LU. 19 This looks as if an original / had been 
altered to d ; the mark of aspiration is later 20 di has been added beneath later ; 

a ndíriw LU. 2l On marg. : aided Tamuirc druitA i«so LU. 2 - Aih'/l add. LU. 
23 Tamuiw LU. 24 imt/%amun LU. 25 on marg. : Oeided Óengwjsa 

mi'c Oenlawxa LU. 26 Doiwtái LU. 27 cáime LU. 28 da«<? LU. 

29 Lugmod LU. 30 ferta LU. 31 d above the line 32 eóláig LU. 

33 iwneblaid (.i. rofós) LU. 31 rémáin LU. 35 tíastai LU. 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 77 

oenfir 1 conxista. fWs. Brisit fír fer fair i&rum 7 ro/wbeótar 'mn 
écozwlond. 2 

2140 3 "TsEt neach uaib ar mo c^endsa," ar Cúchulaind oc Ath 
Dá Ferta. " Nipa mise, 4 nípa mé," ol 5 cách asa maigi^. u Ní 
dlegar cimbid áim c[h]inlul. 6 Cia nodligt^i, 7 nípad me dob^tais 
tara chend i cimbidec^t." 

Is and gesa 8 do Fergus mac Rdeich teac^t ara c^end. 

2146 Opaidside dino* dul ara 10 chend a dalta Conculaind. 11 DobretA 
i\n do (7) 12 romescad co trén, 7 roguided im dula isin comruc. 13 
Téit as 'mrum 6 robás oc etarguidi fair 14 co tro^da. Asb^rt 
Cúchulaind izxum : " is co nh.g\mni xt> dot^éig ar mo c^endsa, a 
popa Ferg^," olse, " cen c[h]laideb ina. i?zdtiuch." 16 Air gatsa 17 

2150 Ail/7/ as, 18 ut pttztfdiximwí. " Is cuma.™ limsa itz>," or Fergus y 
" cia nobeth claid^ and, nl imbértha. fortso. Teilc traigid dam^ 
a Cúchulaind, } ' or Fergus. " Tilcfeseo 20 ón 21 damsa arísi," ar 
Cuchulaind. " Samlaid eicm," or Fergus. Is andsi/z dolléici 
Cuchulaind traigid for culu re Fergus corigi Grellaig nDollaid, 22 

2155 ara teilced Fergus traig dó 23 i 115 c^at^a. 24 Tairbling 25 Cuchulaind 
iaxum hi nGrellaig DoWaid. " Ara chen^ dait, a Fergais 26 ! " or 
cách. " Aicc," ol Fergus f " ní hord erosa ; is rabeóda 26 * inti fil and ; 
conomthí de chind c^uardda ni reig." 27 Tiagaid seacha 28 iaxum 
co wgabsad 23 dunad hi Críc^ Rois. 30 Rochluinet^ar 31 son c\\no 

2160 Ferchu longsech [35*] boi íor long^j" re nAilill. Dat^aet 33 side 
ar c[h]end Concu/aind ; tri fir déac do 34 ba hé a lín. Gontai 
Ferg^ 35 oc Cingit Ferchon. Ataat a tri liic déac and. 

[LU. 82V 6 Fóidís Medb Ma^d Muresci mac Dáiri do Dom- 
na#dc/zaib do c[h]omrac íri CoincuXaind. D^bráthairsí'^e 7 

1 óenfer LU. 2 rambéotar \nzcom\ond LU. 3 on marg. : Comrac 

Fergusa fii Coincuiaind LU. 4 messe LU. 5 óol MS. 6 dom cAeniul LU. 

7 nodligt^e LU. 8 ge ssaLU. 9 dano LU. 10 ar LU. " .i. Concúiaind LU. 
12 there are traces of something which may have been 7, but it is now smudged over. 

15 co*«rac LU. u oca etargude LU. 15 something has been erased after d, 
and a hvphen inserted between it and n ; the dot over n may be later : comgMnxú LU. 

16 iwtiucA LU. 17 argatsaí LU. 18 ass LU. 19 c«/«ma LU. 

20 Teilgfeso LU. 21 dano LU. 22 ndoluid LU. 23 dósom traigid LU. 

21 beneath ocha. has been added later imo : \n catAa LU. 25 over n is a very 
faint dot. 26 Fergwj LU. 26 » robeóda LU. 27 an attempt seems 
to have been made to erase i : reg LU. 28 Tíagait secAa LU. 29 «gabsat LU. 
30 ross LU. 31 raclunetAar LU. 32 boi for \ox\gus over the line : longais LU. 
33 dot^aet LU. 34 dano LU. 35 Cuchu\aind LU. 36 On marg. : 
Cowrac Maind. 



78 TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

2165 Dama» at//air Firdiad. Ba fer borb brogda \arom \m lowgud 7 \m 
ligi \n Ma#d. Fer dot^e«gt[h]ach dobeóil am^/ Dubt^ac/j dóel 
Ulad. Ba fer tailc trebur co sonairte ballraid amal Munrcmur mac 
Errciwd. Trénfer tnút[h]ac// a.ma/ Triscod trénfer tigi Con- 
c[h]obair. " Ragatsa 7 mé anarma 7 conme\ eter mo lámaib he, 

2170 ar ní miad nd mas \em arm d y \mbert íor siriti r\amu\ach awne." 
Luid \arom do saigid Concu\aind. Is and bóisz'de 7 a ara íorsm 
maig oc frecomet \nt slúaig. " Óenfer cucuwd sund" or Lseg 
fri CoiwcultfzW. " Ci^nas fir?" ol Cuchu\aind. "Fer dub do«d 
tailc tarbda 7 sé anarma." " Léic sec^ot," ol Cúchu\aind. Tic 

2175 cucu lasodai^. " Do c[h]ur ch'om\a\nd frit dodeoc^adsa," ol 
Ma.nd. Gabait iarora íor iwt[h]rascrad fn ré cíaw, 7 t^ascraid 
Coincu\aind fo t^rí Ma«d. £0?zidgreis iwt ara. " Díawbad 
cw/'admír do c//osna?# i nRmsiin duit," (orse, " ropada[t] t^en for 
ocaib Ewna." Tic a ferg niad 7 atraig a bruth miled, cort[h]ras- 

2180 cair Ma«d fón cort^i, co roscor \n mÍTzágib. 1 Conid de atá Mag 
Mawdac/zta .i. Ma^d échta, .i. écht Mai#d and. 2 "] 

Foidis Medb arnabárac^ sechi firu x\c\\et ara c[h]eand i 
ngrellaich Conculaind ; Fuiliarnn a ai«m ina grellcha fri Ath Fir 
Dead desiu. Sráitis 3 a ndingai fichet fair foc^étóir.i. Gaili Dana 

2185 cona, secht m<z*xaib fichet 7 mac a deirbset^ar .i. Glas mac Delgna. 
Intan 'iarum rigset láma uili dia claidmib, tic Fíacha mac Febe 
ina nded^aid 4 asm dúnad. Focheirdd bedg asa charp^/, intan 
at^wzdairc a lláma uile i cind Concu/aind, 7 benaid a' nái rigt^i 
fichit díb. Is and a,sbert Cuchu/atnd: " is cobar in 5 'mn éimib 6 ém 

2190 a ndorig^nis. 7 " " Am becsa," ol Fíac^a, " is tar cotach dúiwdi 
ar nUlltaib ; dia rí neach díb a ndunad, regmani ar tnchait cet 
fo g\n claidz'3." " Tongu 7 réiiqua intan dorelced mo anál 
da#/sa, 8 " or Cúchu/aind, "níconricfa fer dlbseo^ a mbeat/zaid." 
Gontais Cuchu/aind iarsin 9 an noi fir fichit 7 dá mac Ficce lais 

2195 occo, dá óclaéch dána di \j\taib dollotar do \mbert a cumamg 
ír\s\n stog. Is é a gr\\m insaw forsin Táin co llotar don chat^ 
la CoÍT/c^ulaiwd. Atá \s\n cloich imedó# \nd aXha, \athrach tele 
in scet^ 7 a domn 7 a glúi^e 7 rolátha a nái coirthi fichit 
andsi^. 

1 [in min)agib, the letters within the brackets are doubtful - Here 

LU. breaks off 3 The last j added later above 4 The mark of 

aspiration is later ; a has been added later below, and i has been altered from another 
letter e (?) 5 Superfluous 6 i neim LL. 7 The mark of aspiration is 

later * The sign for m is later 9 MS. iar sin 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 79 

2200 COMRAC FIR DIAID 7 QONCULAIND SO. 

Is andsi/z rohímráided leosow \axum cia fer bad túalai^g 
dingbáil Conculaind díb. Adb^rtsadar 7 ronertsadar 7 ronaidsetar 
ceithri coicid hErenn cia 1 bad c^oir do t^abairt for ath \x\n aigid 
Conculaind. Atrubartadar uili corb é in CongenchnesacA a 
2205 hlrrus T>omna.nd, 2 in feidm na\ch fuilingther 3 7 in bairmd 
lecc brát^a, a derbc^omalta dil díc^ra fodeisi^. Ni bái ic 3a 
Co'wc[h]u/aind cles ná beth aice, acht mad in gái bulgai 
na#zmá, 7 cid indar leosow bái aiciseom a sec^na 7 a i^degail 
fair dáig congnaid^i 4 \mb\, no#?msgebdis airz^ na ilfaebair. 
2210 Dobret^a Medb tec^ta for cend Fir Diad. Noc^o tá«ic Fer 
Diad risna tec^taib hlsm. 

Dobret^a Med£ íilid 7 aes dána 7 aes glámt/fca grúaidi ara 

chend, co nder/ztais a áirad 7 a aithised 7 a ainfíalad, coná fágad 

inad a ch\ná for bit^, co tisad i pupall Medfo 7 Aililla for Tána. 

2215 Táinic Fer Diad leisna techtaib hísi^ úamu^ 5 a imderct^a 

dóib. Tucad Fi^dabair \ngen Medfo 7 h.W.el\a iora. leathláiw ; isi 

[F]indabair 6 s\n nogobad láim ar cac^ cuach 7 ar cac^ 7 copán 

d'Fir Diad ; isí nobeired teora poc[a] fria cach copan díbsÍ7z do ; 

isí nodáiled ubla fírchubra dar sedlac^ a léned fair ; \sed adberead 

2220 sí, ba [35 b ] hé a leandan 7 a toga tochmairc do feraib int 

saegail 8 Fer Diad. Inaim robo sáit&ech subach sofarbáilig 8a Fer 

Diad, is and adWrt Med^ : " Maith aile, a Fir Diad, in fetairseo 

cia fát^ maradgoired \s\n pupullsa?" " Nád edarsa on 6m," ar 

Fer Diad, " acht degmaithi fer nEri^d and ; cid écóru mo beithse 

2225 and anás cach deglaech ? " " Nád ed bn ám," or Med£, " acht 

da t^obairt charoait tr'x secht cumaX dait 7 Wmthaxht dá fer deac 

7 cutru^a Maigi Murthemne do m\n Moigi Aii 7 bith a 

Crúacham dogres 7 fín do dáil íorX. and ; sairi do ch\a\nd\ 7 do 

cken\u\\ dogrés can c/záin cen chobac^ ; mo duileanddealc óirsea 

2230 duit, i failet deich fichit unga. 7 deich fichit leathuíiga 7 deich fichit 

crosach 7 deich fichit cethramt^an 9 ; Fiwdabair m'i#gensa 7 ingen 

Aililla do oenmnái dait, 7 comaid dom slíasaidsea, dia rís a leas 

1 The first letter looks like o 2 a later below the line 3 Beneath / has 

been added later a 3a c added below the following c 4 The mark of 

aspiration is later 5 leg. ar úamun 6 Beneath indabair has been added later 

find 7 The first letter seems to be c altered to g 8 The s has been added later 
over the preceding t 8a /added above 9 The mark of aspiration is later. 



80 TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

airsi;/ anúas fogéba." " Nadeiris," or cách, " is móra na comadasi/z 

7 na haiscedasi/z." " Is fír 6n," or Fer Diad, " isad mora ; 7 

2235 cidad mora chena, a Med£, is acotso fodeisi/z fáicfidt^er ma 

dula 1 damsa i naigid mo chomalta do chomrac. 2 " " A firu tra," 

orsí, or Medb, tri choir ni/zdlaig 7 imc[h]osaidi, " is fír in bríathar 

asb^rt Cúchu/aind" mar ná cloised Fer Diad iti'r. " Cé guth 

eiszV/e, a Medb ? " or Fer Diad. " Adrubairt amanom, 3 " or sísi, 

2240 " nipad furáil leis do t/miti//zsiu ina airigid gaiscid leis isi/z c^oiced 

i rragad." " Nlr bo c[h]óir áosom a rád 6n,dáig n! he mo tnamnass 

ná mo midlochos riam a 116 nách i/m aichdi rofidir orm. 

Toi/zgimsa 7 xeMqua, corob 4 misi cé/fer roficfa \s\n maiti/z 

imbárach co hát/z in c^omlai/zd." " Dotría búaid 7 bendach/dÁn" 

2245 or Medb ; " is ferr 5 leam s\n ná tríamn^ 7 midloc^os do fagbáil 

occot, dáig condolb cách mo dáinib 6 fodesi/z. Cid coro doso//z 

sochur \J\ad do denam arapa a máthar díb i/zdás daitsiu sochar 

c^oicid Conndicht, dáig at mac rlg Connacht adcaemnacair ? " 

Is amlaid robádarsom oc naidm a cor 7 a n-dala 7 dorigniset 

2250 laid and. 

" Rotfla lóg mor mbuiwdi, 
co cuit maigi is cailli, 
co sáire do ch\o\nd\ 
óndiu 7 co tí brát^. 
2255 A Fir Diad mzc Damá[i]n 

atted 8 úas cac/z anáil, 
is coir dait a gabáil 
anl gzbus cách." 

" Nocho géb cen árach, 
2260 dáig riim laech cen lámach ; 

bid trom formsa amárach, 

bid húas dam a feid//z. 

Cú dian comai/zm Culand, 

nl hulang 9 nl hurisa a fulang, 
2265 is amnas an urrand, 10 

is tairptheach in teidm." 

1 leg. mad dula ? 3 On the margin is something like obar 3 This is what the 
ms. seems to have ; the fourth letter might be r 4 i has been inserted later 

5 Before err MS. seems to have either s or/, and before that probablv i 6 The two 
last letters are doubtful 7 d added later below 8 The second and 

third letters are doubtful ; the original letters (?tc or cc) seem to have been erased 
9 ni hulang is metricallv superfluous, and shoulfi be omitted 10 i«n urrand LL. 



TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 81 



Ca chan dait a fuireac/z ? 
naiscsiu corbad buideach 
ar des ríg is ruirech 
2270 doradsad frit láim. 

Fil sund náchadfuirfe, 
dáig rofes co muirfíe) 1 
in fer ticfa id dáil. 

[36*] Ní géb cen se curu, 
2275 níba ní bus lugu, 

slu donear mo mudu 
i fíad^naisi 2 int sluaig.* 
Danamtora m'ardarc 4 
cen cop cein co co;/mart, 
2280 rachad isi/z chowrac 

co Coi/zculai/zd cruaid. 



»A Medb co méd buafaid, 5 * 
nít cerb cáiwe núachair, 
dearb leam is tú is buac^ail 
ar Cruachai/z na clad. 
Art glór is art gairgnert 6 
tuc óa.m th'ór is t'airced, 
méd rofairced 7 dam. 



2285 



5,8 Geb brugaid, geib oirgni 
2290 ocus óes na bairdne 

rodfíaso cen ac^t. 
Fonaisc lat ar Morand 
mad áil dait a chowall, 
geib Cairbri Nia Manand 
2295 is naisc ar dá m^c. 9 



1 The e is imperfect 2 The mark of aspiration is later 3 s added later below 
4 Between d and c there is a blur ; over it there is a mark of reference to ar which has 
been added later above 5 Such is the order of the two verses in the ms. ; but thev 
should be in the reverse order as in LL. 5a A / has been added (possibly later) 

bcneath between a andy 6 A line is wanting in this verse ; after this LL. has : 

domroiched sról santbrecc 7 Beneath o and/a t has been added later $ A linc 
is wantinj' ,J ardamc on an trasurt 



82 TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 

'Gébadsa na rátAa 
do t//obairt frim láma, 
7 gébad ccnairc 
6 Choiwculaiwd c^ruaid. 

2300 Is tusu in cor codnac^ 

datib^r delc dromlach, 

rotfía úa.im fa downach, 

níba dál bu[s] sía. 

A láich blatnig bladmair, 
2305 cech sét. caím ar talmaiw 

dobért^ar daid amlaid, 

is uili rodfía. 

Fiwdabair na ferga, 

rigan íart/rair Elga, 
23io ar ndlt^ Con na cerda, 

a Fir Diad, rotfía." R. 

Robái laech amra do Ultaib hi fíad^naisi 2 na coraidechta 
si«, 7 rob éiside Fergus rnac Roig. Táinic Fergus co a 3 pupall. 
" Truag limsa in gní;;z dognlther is'm maidinsea imbárach," 

í315 or Fergus. " Cia gn\m andsi^? " for luc^t na pupla. " Mo deg- 
daltán Cúchu laind do marbad." " MaitA aile! cia nadmaidenw 
on ? " " Ní anse ; a chowalta dil díchra fodeisifz .i. Fer Diad^ 3, 
mac Dam^Vz. Cid ná berid mo bendachfain ? " ar Ferg&j-, " 7 
tiet nech úaib co robud 7 co nairchisec^t do ChomcAulai/zd, dús 

2320 i« fácbad in na.th \sin maitÍTZ imbárac^." " Dar ar cubzw," forsiad, 
" cid tusu fén nobeith for ath in chom\aind, nocho ricfamis dot 
iwsaigid conici." " Maith a gilla," for Ferg^j-, " geib dún ar 
neocha 7 mdill in carpatf." AtracAt in gilla 7 rogab na heoc/zo 
7 romdill in caxpat. 

2 3 25 Tángadar rempp co ha.th in c[h]o#zlai/2d,áit imba\ Cúchulaind. 
" Oenchairp^ chrxcaind swnn a C[h]ucacán," 4 or Lóegh. (Dáig 
is amlaid bái in gilla 7 a dmim fria 5 t^igerna ; dobered \eth brand- 



1 These four lines are wanting in LL. 2 The mark of aspiration is later 

3 The a is later 4 Over the second c is a later mark of aspiration 5 ms. 

fri a : botha'slater 

a 



TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 83 

aigechta 7 fi[d]chillac^ta fora t^igerna ; fer foraire 7 forco?«éta 
for cheit^ri airdib hEri^d ósi;z amach.) " Cináus carpa[i]d 

2330 annsiw ale ?" or Ctichu/aind. " Carp&/ imbar rígraith romoir,^«a 
chuingib dronordaib, cona. tarbclár u/;zaide, <:0«a feirtsib ia creduw- 
aib, cona. creit cróistana cróestirim cleasaird colcda clocatcai^ 1 
curata, 2 for dib echaib duba denmecha suntrigsig^ 3 sogobaltaich 
sodaira ma gnndib állib a fen. Oenóclac/? 4 rígda rosclet^an 

2335 ba c^umsclaig in charptfz'/. Ulcha dualach 5 dégablánac^ fair, 
co soiched dar maethíc//tar a mJét^imlenrc sís [36 15 ] sel seachtair, 
<wznaingébad .L. lóech illddoi;/ 6 \ná\ 7 dertaiw bit^ fo t/zrom- 
íoithin 1 a ulcha i;zn ocláich. Cro;;zscíat/zigel 8 scabalbrec fair 
co tr\ rad^aib 9 rodenma co taillfed osairc^osair cethora ndrong 

2540 ndeichenbair fa t/zairrlethar in scéith fil foro t/zairr sceó 
t/^aullet^an inn ócláich. Claid^ fota fseburc/zruaid d^rgle- 
t^an hi truaill ficht^i fit/zi fi/zdarcait uas c/zroeb" a chnis 
c^at^chalma. Sleg tT/rén t//redrui;//nec^ co fethan 7 co fonascaib 
arcaid bái/zóengil ace tarsin carp^/." " Ni duilig [a] ait^ni, 10 " 

2345 for Cuchu/aind, " mo poba Fergz/.y dothaet and co rrobad 7 co 
nairchisec^t damsa re ceithri coicedaib Eremz uile." Doriac//t 
Fergus 7 tarblai/zg asa charpa/, 7 ferais Cuchu/aind fáilti fris. 
" Fochen do thía.chta.in, a mo popa, a Fergais," bar Ciíchulaind. 
" Is tairisi li/zd inn fáilti, 11 " for Fergus. " Is tairisi daidse 12 6;/," 

2350 or Cuchulaind. " Dia toichle lat/z lena 13 in mag, rodblaso cadan 
co leith araile. Dia toichle íasg a ninbé?/'aib, u rodbía éoco leit/2 
araile. Glac biroir 7 glac fochlachta 15 7 glac femar 16 7 deog usci 
fúair gainmidi ina deg^aid. 17 " " Is i?zfoglaga in chuid si«," ar 
Fergus. " Is fír dn, is cuid foglada acu//zsa," íor Cúchu/aind, 

2355 " dáig atusa 6n lúan lar sa///ai/z 18 cosi/z tansa, 19 ní dechadsa aidchi 
naiáiáech/a. ic trénfastud fer nErend ar Tái/z Bo Cúaúgne don 
chursa." " Damad do si/z tísmais," ar Fergzzj, " robad ferdi lin/z 

la The t has been added latex above : The third c has been added later 

below the line 2 The first a has been added later below the line 3 igh 

later on an erasure 4 After oen is a later hyphen 5 The first a is imperfect 

and has been added later below the line 6 The first d later below the line 

7 The marUs of aspiration seem to be later 8 leg. cromscíath gel ? 9 The 

mark of aspiration is later 10 After this an erasure n /added later below 

the line 12 After e is a smudge which may be meant for o 1:i i under / of 

lath and a dot under / of lena added later: leg. íall én u ia»sg aninb^/-aib in 

marg. 15 The second mark of aspiration is later ; ta is on an erasure and is 

obscure 16 r on an erasure 17 Mark of aspiration later 18 After /«,/has 

been inserted 19 n on an erasure 

C- 2 



84 TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 

a fagbáil, 7 ni do tángamar." "Cid ní chena mo tángabar?" or 
CFichulaind. " Dia iwdisiw daitsiu hec// dothátd do cíhlowrocc 

J360 7 do c[h]o///lond ar do chendso 'isln maiti/zsa iwzbárac//," for 
Fergítf. 4i Fi//dam 7 clui//eam úait dono," for Cuc^ula/W. " Do 
c//omalta fadein .i. Fear Diad mac Damái'n" " Dar armbréit//ir 
ám noc//on a/z andail 1 is dcch lend noragmais," ar Cúchu/a ind, 
" 7 no£//on ara owun cena, #<:/// ar mét a gráda lind." " Is coir 

2365 ecla de," or Vergus, " dáig cnes congnai i///bi oc co///roc 2 fri fer ; 
noc//on nosgabaid air/// ná faebair." " Ná ráidsiu itz> ón," or 
Cúchu/aiud, " dáig luigi/// luigi luigis mo t^uat/z, coro boigit/nr 
fri boigsibi/zd for lár aba cach nalt 7 cach náigi de fo deis mo 
c/zloidz'^sa, dianataiselbai 6enfec//t damsa for átA" Is [sjamlaid 

2370 robátar iga rádsi/z 7 dorigé?/zsed \n láid and : 

" A Chuchulai/zd, comol nglé, 
adchíu is mithig duid érge : 
dofuil 3 sund chucad re feirc 
Fer Diad mac Damá[i]n drechdé?z>g. 

2375 Atusa sunn, ni seol seng, 

ag trénfasdod fer nErend : 
ní berim ar teiched troig 
ar aba comlamn éinfir. 

Ní do t[h]obairt tnamnaid leat^, 
5380 a Chuchu/aind clot^ míadac^ : 

cneas #?ngnai im ¥ér nDiad na ndrong 
risna geb cat// ná co///lond. 

[37 #] Da comraicem forsizzn kth 

misi is Fer Diad gaiscedgnáth, 
2385 nochon e in scarad cen sceó, 

bid fergac^ ar fáebargleó. 

Is calma a lám dia lái feirg 
a llos a c[h]laidz£ c[h]ruaidd£z>g : 
nert ceit na c[h]urp — calma in mod^ 4 — 
2390 ní gon rind, ni t/zesc faebar. 



111! 



an on an erasure ; leg. nochon ina dáil 3 The second c is over o 3 dt* 

1 ted later 4 Aspiration later 



TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 85 

Bí tast, ná tacair do scél, 
a Fergais na narm nim\.hrzn ! 
tar cac^ íeronn, tar cac^ 1 fond 
dawsa níba hanborrlond. 

2395 Robad ferr leam iná lúag, 

a Chúchulaind claid^rúad, 
co mhaá tu doberad 2 sair 3 
coscar Fir Diad^ dimosaig^. 4 

Dobér mo c[h]obais cen chái#, 
2400 acht ní maithse d'imarbáig, 

co mba 5 mé búaideoc^«j de 
ar mac Damáin meic Dáire. 

Me t^arclaim na slúaigsea soir, 
lúac^ mo saraichthi 6 d'Ultaib : 
2405 leam tángatar 6 tírib 

na curaid, na cat^mllig. 7 

Manbad Conchobar 'na c[h]es, 
robo cruaid abar 8 coweas : 
nl t/*ámc Med£ Maigi in Scáil 
2410 turus riam bud moa co«gáir. 

Itá fedm is mó ad láim, 

gleó re Fer nDiad mac nDamain 

airm c^ruaid chadaid cardid 9 roiwd 

bid acot, a C[h]úchulai«d." A Culaiwd. 

2415 Asa haithli sira, "Cid immo tánacais, a mo popa, a Fergais ? " 
or Cúchulaind. " Isl sin mo t^oisc," or Fergus. " Maith sén 7 
solad," ícr Cúchulaind t " nách nech aile do feraib hErenn tánic 
frisiw toisc ; acht mani dáildis ceit[h]ri coicid hErenn uile inn 
óenfer^/, 10 nephnl lem robad re nénlaech dam." Tánic Fergus 

-2420 remi iartaiw da pupull imus ara (?)". 

1 tar cach later in marg. 2 ad on erasure 3 added above 4 g has been 
altered later from /, and the mark of aspiration added ; leg. díummasaig 6 b added 
later above 6 MS. saraichi with t added later below h " leg. cathmílid 

3 Originallv «/(?)," f (?) altered later to b and ar added : leg. ar comadchess 
s id added above 10 /added above later u ms. imus, with ara added later 

below. 



86 TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 

Ocus imthusa. Conculi;/d. "Cid ní dogenaso inoc^t?"or Loeg. 
" Cid ón itir r " or Cúchulaind. " Is amlaid doraga Fer Diad dot 
i;/dsaigidso fo núamaisi f igi 7 her[r]tha, 7 foilc[th]i 7 fothraict^i 7 
.1111. coicid hErenn lais do fégad in chom\a\nd. Rob áil damsa do 

2425dulasu co háit a fuigbigt//ea in corugwd cétna iort, co tici fail hi 
fil Emer ibltchái;/ co Cairt/zenw Cluana Dá Dam hi Slíab Fúait." 
Táwic Cúchulaind inn ai[d]chisÍ7/ áidiu conici sin, 7 rofái 
re banchele fodeisiw. A imthusa. osin amach noc^on iad 
chestnaig^t^er 1 sund colléicc. 

2450 Acht imt[h]z^a Fir Diad, tá^ic coa 2 pupull. Robo cendgru- 
gánac// mertnech \ucht pupaill Fir Diad in aidchisiw. Demi;/ 
leo baili i cowrecdais dá úaitne chomlamd int saegail,' co wbad 
comthoitim doib, no áidiu inni robíad de co mha,d he a tigerna 
fén dofaet^sad an/z. Dáig nocho soreid/z 4 cowrac fri Coinculaind 

2435 for Tánaich. 

Bátar imsníwa mora for menmain Fir Diad in aidchism 5 conk 
reilcset cotlud dó. Ba dia ims^ní/«aib 6 móra in tairces do sétaib 
dó 7 ind ingen do légud úad arapa cowruicc 7 fri hénfer ; 
manidernad comrac frisi« nóenfersin didiu, comrac frisna sé 

2440 curadaib 6 [37 b ] arnabárach. Imsniw robo móo aicisom andás 
si// dariataiselbad oenfecht for á.th dó Cho'mculaind, demi« leis 
ná blad commus a c^i^d nac^a anma aici bodein asa hait[h]li. 9 

Ocus aatracht Fer Diad moch.thra.th arnabárach. " Mait^, a 
gilla," for éisim, " geib dún ar neocho 7 i/zdill in carptítf." " Dar 

2445 ar mbréithir ém," ior in gilla, " ní lía molas dund ttcht in turussa. 
so 10 andás a 11 nemdu\a,." Robáisow ic acallai#z 'mná arad 7 
dorigni in láid mbicc and ac gresacAt an arad : 

" Tíagam isa/z dáilsea 

cor cosno#z iná flrsea, 
2450 co nsim int át^sa, 

áth forscara 11 in badb, 

hi co/?zdáil Concu\aind 

da guin tre cherd 12 cumai/zg, 

cor mcur(?y 3 trit urraiwd, 
2455 corob de hus marb. 

1 iirst t added below ; aspiration of g later • a added later over p. 3 s added 
above later 4 mark of aspiration later 5 d added later below 6 mark of aspiration 
later 7 Thezhasbeenaddedbelow 8 curadadaib ms. 9 ^addedlaterbelow 10 added 
later below n forsngera LL. n chreitt LL. 13 a erased after c : gorruca LL. 



TAIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 87 

Robad ferr dúnd anad, 
ní ba réid bar mbagar, 1 
bíaid neac^ damba galar, 
far scarad bid snéid : 
2460 tec^t \n ndáil nalt nUlad 

is dál dambía pud^r, 
is fada hus cumdAn^ 
mairg ragas in réim. 

Ecoir an#í ráid^i, 2 
2465 ní hobair níad 3 náire, 

nocho dluig áli, 

ni anfam fa[t]dáig : 

bí tast dlnd, a 3 gilli ; 

bid calma ar sist 6 siwne, 
2470 ferr tendi ná timi, 

tlagam isi» dáil." Tiagam isin dáil. 

Rogob in gilla na heocho 7 roi/zdill in carpat 7 táncadar 
rempo asi» longport. " Imac/*, a gilla," for Fer Diad, " nl cóir 
i ndénmait, dula cen celebrad do feraib hErenn ; impó dúnd 

2475 agaid a each 7 7 in charpait for feraib hEri?zd." Roimpó in gilla 
aiged na nec^ 7 in chdirpait fo t[h]n fri feraib hErenn. Is and 
dorala Medb ic srlblad a fuail for urlár in pupaill. " In cotlad 
do Aik71 i^nosa?" or Medb. "Nád ed ám^," ar Aih'íi. " In 
g[c]lui«e do c[h]llamai/z núa ac celebrad duit ? " " An ed 8 dogní- 

24coso/« 6n?" ar A'úill. " Is ed écin" íor Medb, "' achi íuigi;^sa a 
luigend mo tuat^ na tic arna cosaib cetrva, chucaibsi in fer dognl 
in celebrad út." " Araba ina tairtemar (?) 9 da deigc[h]leamnas 
didiu," or AWill, " acht co taet^sad Cúchulaind lais, ío linn ce mad 
chomt^oitiw. Ane robad ferrdi Ymd Fer Diad do t^erno^." 10 

2485 Tánic Fer Diad remi co hát^ in chomlaind. " Féga lat, a 
gilla," or Fer Diad, " in fil Cuchulaind forsi^n ath ? " " Nád fil 
ám," or in gilla. " Féga lat co mait^ dun," or Fer Diad. " Ní 
brod 11 bec a falach Coinculaind áit a mbíad," for in gillai. " Is 

1 b added later over the first a 2 mark of aspiration later 3 d later under a 

5 MS. dinda with s added later below 6 the second s added later above 

7 leg. na nech. 8 Over d there seems to be a later mark of aspiration 

9 MS. tairemar with t added below 10 ms. adds dotemom n t altered 

later to d 



88 TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 

fir, a gilla, noc//o cúalaid Cúchulaind deglóech no deigfer do 

249ot//iac//tai// ina agaid cosi;zndiu l for Tain Bó QvLZl\nge t 7 in t//rát// 
adchualaid forácaib \n át//." " Mór in líach Cúchulaind do éc- 
nac// ina fegmais, 2 dáig in cuma\n latsu intan tucsabair in cat// do 
Germán Garbglas uas eochairimlib mara Toirrían ? Rofácbaiseo 
[38*] do c[h]laid^ oc na sluagaib, corob e Cúchulaind romarb ceí 

2495lcech ica rochtain 7 tucastair dait he, 7 in cumaiw lat ca rabamar 
an aidchi sin ? " ar \n gilla. " Nád fedar, 3 " or Fer Diad^*. " Do 
tk\g rec//tairi Scát//aigi," or in gilla, " 7 dochódaisiu co soi?zdim 
sogenda remond \s\n teach ar tús. T>obert int ait^ech béim 
dond nael treben/zach dait hi midbac^ do droz/za, co tarlaic irchor 

2500 dit dar \n dorus imac/z. Tánic Cúchulaind isteac^ 7 áohert 
béim da c[h]laidiub dond nait^ec/z, co nderna dá nordaiw de. Misi 
robo rec^taire dáib eret robadbair 5 isin baili. Da mbad in lásin, 
ní epert^a co mbadad ferr do lcech anwá Cúchulaind." " Ecoir 
i ndernais a gilla," for Fer Diad, " dáig ní ticfaiwd ar am«í in 

2505 chomlaiwd dambad ar tús adbert^a frim. Cid nác/z srengai 
feirtsi in charp^/V fom 6 t^áib 7 mo fogaimen fom ch'má co ro- 
codlai/zd colléic ? " " Monúar," for \n gilla, ,g, is cotlad troch si;z 
ar c\nc\ aigi 7 cúanart sund." " Ced ón, a gilla ? nác^ tualaiwg 
tusu forairi 7 7 forcomét da#z ? " " Isam tualaiwg " or in gilla, 

2510" acht mi«a t^ístar a néllaib no aa naer do t'i?zdsaigid, ná ticfaid^r 
anair ná 'níar dot' i^dsaigid cen rabad cen ráthugz/d." Rosrengt^a 
fertsi a charpaz/ fo t//oeb 7 a fogaimen fo chen«, 7 cid ed ni' 
rochotail a becc. 

Dála Conculaind dob^rar ar aird. " Mait^, a mo p[h]opa a 

2515 Láig, geib na heocho 7 i/zdill in carba/ ; matá Fer Diad ac ar 
nirrnaidi, is fada lais." Atracht \n gilla 7 rogab na hecho 7 
roi/zdill in carptf/. Ci;zdis Cúchulaind ina charpa/, 7 tángadar 
rempo do ÍTzdsaighid 8 an átha. Imthz/ía gilla Fir Diad, nírbo 
chía?z dó oc forairi co cuala c^ucu culgairi in charp#z/ Robái 

2520 ic áúscuá a t^igernai 7 dorigni \n láid : 

" Roclui/ziur cul carpaz/ 
dar druing nálaind nargaid, 
is fúath fir co farpairt 
úas dreich charp^zV cruaid : 

1 d added later above * ie added later above 3 f added later above 

4 Aspiration later 5 d later over a 6 After fo a letter has been erased. 

and a strolte added connecting/o and thaib. 7 Between r and a an/ has been 

added later 8 satgh added below later 



TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 89 



2525 dar broitffeirtib 1 broine 

dochengait int sligi, 2 
re taeb baili in bili, 
is búadach in buaid. 

Is cú airctech* eigis, 
2530 is cairptech 4 glan gabus, 

is seabac 5 saer soig^es 6 
a eocho bo deas. 
Demin lim da rúa 
eich charpait in cúa 



2535 



dobera dund tres. 



Dorairngert on uraid 
mairc blas isin tulaig 
ar cind in con cubaid, 
2540 ticfa cebed chuiw : 

cu na hEmna Mac^a, 
cú co ndelb cach dat^a, 
cu c^reichi, cu c[h]atha, 
adcluiwim, rocluin. Roct. 

2545 Túarascbáil cha.rpait Conculaind an«so : in tres pnmcharpa/ 
na scélaigeac^ta for Tánaic^ Bó CuaXnge. 

" Cindus adchi Coinculaind ? " arse, ar Fer Diad fna araid. 
"Atchíu" arse, "in caxpat [38 b ] forfairsing féta fiwdglaiwe co tui/zg s 
ndor órdaib 9 co tarbc[h]láraib umaidib co fersib 10 crédumaib co 

2550 lungetaib 10a Hndruine cona. c[h]reit crcestana 11 croestiriw cleasaird 
clocatchai/2 curita ara taillfitis 12 secht nairm riilat//a no ninflatha 
cai« sosad a flat^a. Contacmai^g in carpatsin carpat Conculaind 
co lúas fai^dle no cllabaigi allaid tar cend mac^airi maigslébe. 13 
Is é tncius 7 áttius imoroget, dáig is c^ucaiwd imt^igit. Dafil 

tmdidiu in carpatsin íor dib echaib cendbeca cruiwdbeca coirrbega 

1 r has been altered from s ; and over it s has been added, leg. feirtsib : dar Breg 
Ross dar Braine LL., Wi. 3324 2 s added below later :1 / added later under c 
4 / added later under/ 5 s later above 6 aspiration later 7 For the missing 
portion of the verse LL. has : rafess ni ba tua 8 leg. cuing ! ' leg. dronórda, 

Windisch, Táin, p. 489 10 leg. fertsib 10a There is an acute accent over the g 

11 the last a is faint on an erasure 12 second / inserted later 13 aspiration 

later 



90 TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

birig basciftd bruitfdidi/fg sesta suaithi//te sogabálta sodaiw fo 
griwdib aillib aen. Andara hech díbsidi ocus sé lugaid luathlem- 
nech tresmar traigmar fotmar focharrsaid. Int ech aile 7 se 
casmoíigac// casc^óel cois[s]eíig seiredac// cóel cairgdech. 1 Dá 

?56o clreich duba dorchaidi. Sithbe crecja cruanatai dat//álai«d. Dá 
naill' nórda nitfdtlaisi. Fil fer fiwdchas foltlebar i nairiwenech in 
charp^/Vsiw. Fil áidiu imbisidi brat gorm crúanc^orcra. Laigen .i. 
gái co neitib 7 se d^rg daigerdai ina durnw ar derglasad. Faircsi 
tri folt fair .i. folt dond fri toiwd a chi«d,folt crod^giar nairmedó«, 

2565 rni^d noir dotuiget[/fc]<2r in tres folt. Cáin cocort^ inn [t]uiltsi«, 
co cuirend teóra imsrot^a ma formna 3 síar sell sechtair. Samalta 
leam 4 fri horsnath íar ndénaw a dat«a dar or nmdeóna nb re 
buidi mbecA 5 cech oenfí«da 6 frisa taitnend grían i llait/ri samrata 
taitnem cac« 7 oenfi^da áon [f]ultsi«. Secht meóir for cach cois 

2570 dó 7 secht me[6]ir ar cac/z láim. Ruit^nigid tened romóiri ima 
rusc. Cem co fosaib i cruithib a ech. Croib glec 8 láich ina lámaib. 
Ara carpait a dingbála ina fíadnaisi. Folt cass cirdub fair. 
Berrad let^an ar fud a chind. Cochall eitech imbe co fuaslucud. 
Dá duilend echlasc urchái/z orda in[a] láim 7 brat fi^dglas imbi 

2575 7 brot fi«daircit ina láim ic iwdsaidi brot forsin nechraid cech 
consXr imatéit in mílig mórglonwac^ dafil isin c[h]arp«/. 8a Arsad 
a c^áich' atacownaic ; is becleis inn Eiriu j w fria gilla." " Eirig^ 
a gilla," arse, íor Fer Diad " 7 romór molaisiu sin itir 7 mdill na 
harmu isirni át^ ara chiwd." " Da niwpóitfd m'aigid i Weth ata 

2580 mo c//ul, dar lim noragdais fersde charpait tnam chúlmuinél." 
" A gilla," forse, " romór molaidsiu Qoinculaind, úair nl lúag 
molta darad duit," 7 is amlaid robái ic tobairt a túariscbála jatbert : 

[39*] " Is mithig in cobair, 

dáig ni gnim ar codail, 
2585 bí tast is ná blodaich, 

dáig ní brát^ tar bruach. 
Matchí curaid Chúailgni 



1 the first c inserted later 2 daill MS., with na added later above the a 

3 the dot is indistinct 4 after this an erasure 5 c in pale ink on the margin ; 

between e and c a letter has been partiallv erased r> cech oeníinda should be 

omitted. 7 this was first written caec^, and the second part of the diphthong was 

erased 8 glic altcred later to glec Sa very faint in marg. 9 there has 

béen an attempt to add e at the end 10 there seems to be a lacuna 



TAIN BÓ CUAILNGE 9* 

conadadbur 1 uailli, 
fritháilfMer úamdv 
2590 dáig is dar cenn lúaigi 

leitért^ar co lúath. 

Madchíu curaid Chúailgne 
co nadamraib 1 úailli, 
nl ar teiched teit úai^di, 
2595 ac/jt is cucamd tic : 

gid rogíEt^ ní rogand, 
is ar mait^ romolam, 
reithid is ní romall 
imar t^orand tricc. 

26oo Bec nár c^onair c^onais 

ara mét romolais : 

cia fát^ arat^ogais 

o t^áinic 6 t^aig ? 

Is anoissi fuacraid, 
2605 is atáit ga fobairt, 

nách táwic dia fúapairt* 

acht mad aigit^ meitA" 

Is mit^ig 

Ní cían íartain co rocomraicedar ar lár an« át^a 7 adubairt 
2610 FerDiadri Coinculaind: "Can ticisiu, a Chú?" arse. Dáig cua 
ai/zm na clái«e isin tsengaidilc, 4 7 secht meic imleasan bátar i 5 
rlgrosc Conculaind. Dá m#c imleasan dibsidi 7 slat claena, 7 
noc^o mo a domaisi dó ina [a] maisi dosow, 7 da mbeith ainib 
bad mó for Choincu/aind, ised rot^uibebad fris 7 robái ca 
2615 t^abairt úas aird 7 doroindi laid 7 iw[í]recair Cúchulaind co 
tarrnaic : 

" Can ticiseo, a Chúa, 
do t[h]roit re xxerx. núa? 
bid cród^rg do chúa 
2620 uas análaib t' ec^, 

1 co nadabraib LL., Wi. 3354. 2 this line is superfluous; it is absent in LL. 

3 / added later 4 ms. st, over which was added later b a to indicate that tha 

letters are to be transpoBed 5 originallv is, but s almost erased and a line drawn 

above i 



92 TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 

bid atod fri hairis, 
mairg tánic do t^urus, 
ricfa a leas 1 do leigis, 
mad da rís do tech. 

2625 Dodechaid 2 re nócaib 

im torc toraig 3 trétaig, 
re cat^aib re cetaib 
dot chursu mo« 4 lmd, 
eirc 5 rit is dot frowad 6 

2630 i comruc cet conur, 

corob dait bas fogal 7 
do cfo>snu#z do chi«d. 

Cair 8 cindus condricfam 9 ? 
in far colláib cnetfem 10 ? 
2655 n dáig do chomruc for áth : 

\n for rendaib rúada 
no íor claidmib cruada 
dat shlaidi 12 ret tslúaga, 13 
ma t^ánic do thráth ? 

í64o Re fuiniud re naidche 

madat éicen airt^e, 
cowruc duid re Boirc^e 
níba ba banna gleo. 14 
\J\aid acot gairmseo 

^645 rotgabsad ar tfaillseo, 15 

bid olc dáib in taidbsiu 16 
ragt^ar tairrsi is treó. 

Dotrala i mbeirw baegail, 17 
imbert^ar fort fiebair, 
2650 nlba foill in fát/z : 



1 ea on an erasure 2 leg. dodechad, with LL. 3 trethan LL. 4 fan LL. 
5 d'feirg LL. 6 /added later 7 over/there is a small dot 8 ms. Ca^ 

with 4 on an erasure 9 r added later 10 cnit altered to cnet n om. LL. ; 

before this a line is wanting : gid leind rarrficfam LL. (Wi. 3435) 12 aspiration 

later. 13 s added later below 14 bán in gléo LL. 15 tf added -bove later 

16 d added later below " a line is wanting : tanic cend do óaegail LL. 



TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 93 

bid mórglon^ac^ bias 1 
nlba tóisec^ tnair 2 
óniu co tl in brátA 

Da mbámar ic Scát^aich 
2655 allos gaiscidh gnáthaig, 

is amaraen 3 imrlag^mais 4 

imtlagmais cach fích ! 

tu mo choicli cridi, 

tú m'acme, 5 tu trí fine, 6 
2660 nT fúair 7 ríaw ba dile, 

ba dirsan do dlth. 

Bí tast 8 dím do robud. 
is tu is braisi ar dowun, 
nítfía lúag na logad, 
2665 dáig nl dos úas dus. 3 

[39 b ] As misi rofitir 
it gilla co ngicil, 
a c^ridi in;/ 10 eói« eitig 
cen gaisced cen gus. 

2673 Romorfaidi 11 X.h? enech, 

coná. dernum deibec^, 

síu gaireas in cailech 

blaid do chend ar bir. 

A C[h]uc[h]ulflzW CudiWnge, 
2675 rotgab baile is buaidre, 

rotfía cac^ nolc uaiwdi, 

dáig is tait 12 a ci«." Ca«. 

13 Asb^rt Cuc[h]ultfzW ia.rum fria araid ara ngresad 14 antan ba 
raen fair et ara molad intaw ba raen riamh og comracc fna fer. 

1 a line is wanting : condricfa cach diás LL. 2 triás LL. 3 the second a 

added later below : isaróenLL. 4 aspiration later : leg. imríadmais 5 ms. 

macme (the letters below added later) : m'aiccme LL. 6 over tu fine has been 

a c 
written later caille tu muirsid ; there is a strolce over the/= ni 'fine " leg. fúar 

8 over this adt has been added later 9 after s, a has been added later 10 after 

cridi an erasure on which in« has been added n the second * later below ; romór 

fácbai LL. 12 leg. dait 13 ali from this point down to end of p. 95 is in a 

different hand ; the remainder of the page is blank. u the letter (? e) over g is 

very faint 



94 TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 

2680 Is iarum aspert a araid f>is. " Tet an fer tarat amfl/ téti bott 
tar catt. Nodnig^ an fer amail neg^ar coipp i llundai. Notc^/'a 
an fer amail cúruss ben boiáh a mac." Is iarom \otar do cluithi 1 
an át^a. Connigset indromuin Scátha^ dóib diblínaibh. Cloisid 2 
Fer Diad 7 Cúchu\aind clesa ingantai. Luid Cúchulaind \zxum 

2686 co rroleblaing ina scíath Fir Diad. Focerde Fer Diad húath 
isind ath co fo thrí. 60/zangresed i»t ara arithisi riatiad' 7 
infisi amail anáil illéss. Forbrid a méd comba móam 
oltás FerDiad. " Fowna an gái mbulga!" ol int ara. Tolléci 
ndo lasan srpth. Gaibt[h]i Cu conz. ladair 7 imamb^r do 

2690 Fir Diadd a timt[h]ira^/ a chuirp. Tochomlai amail oengá. 
co mba cetheora randa fichet. Tairindi Fer T>iad sís in scíath 
sís arsodin. Atnuara Cúchulaind cusann gái ds'in sclath cw^robris 
a cleith nasnai conlá triana c[h];ide Fir Diad. 

" Trén uindes as do des 
2695 maidid asnae foidb, 

mo chride is cru. 
Madroferz/s báig, 
dorochair, 4 a Chúa. 

Dursan, a eo oir, 
2700 a Fir Diad, a áin, 

a bailcbémnig cháin, 
ba buadach do lám. 

Ar comaltwí cóem, 
a airer na súl, 
2705 do scíath co mbil óir 

dó c[h]loidem ba cóem. 

T'ornasc arcait báin 
immo do láim sóir, 
t' f^it[h]chell ba fiu moir, 
2710 do grú&áh c[h]orcra choin. 

Do barr buide chas, 
ba bras, ba cái^ sét, 
do c[h]ns duilWA maeth 
noblth imod thoeb. 

1 leg. cluichiu a leg. clessid ? 3 leg. ralín att ? cf. Táin, 

«d. Wi. 3802, 3867 4 leg. dorochar 



TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 95 



2715 Do thoitim fria Cu 

ba dirsan, a loeg ! 
nír anacht do sclath, 1 
nobid lat fna feidm. 

Ar comracc im(?) tor", 
2720 ar maircc as ar ndeilm, 

ba cái/z in scál mor ; 
nobristi ar cach sluag, 
nocurthea. fo thrRig, 
dursan a eo óir. 
A Fir Diad. 7 idem. 



2725 



Cluithe 2 cách, cáine cách 
co Fer Diad isind dXh : 
dwrsan úaitne óir 
forfuirmed^ íor áth. s 

■2730 CXuichi cách, cái/ze cách 

co Fer Diad isind áth : 
indar limsa ¥er dil Dia^/ 
is am díaid noblad co bráth." 

[40*] Intan trá \yktar an tslúaig oc Ucht 6 Ath Fir Diad 
2735 sades, boi Cúchulaind ina otharligiu andside ^«atatánicc ria 

cách Senoll hUathach, combáiside 7 dá mac Fice dolotatar la 

Coinc\m\aind for cúlaib ailli do ícc 7 bualad a crécht do uscib 

Conailli. 

Ithé a nanmandasid 4 : Sas, Búan, Bithslán, Fin«glas, Gleoir, 
2740 Bedc, Tadcc, Talam ed, Rindd, Bir, Brenide, Cutnang, Cellend, 

Gaenemai», Dic^u (?), Muach, Miliucc, Den, Delt, Dubglaise. 

Céine doluid Cuchulaind iarum dia búalad asna hwscibsin, \otar 

an shlaig secha fodes ^«gabsatt dunad a nlmorach Smiromrach. 

Dolluidi M.ac Roth on tslog fodes do frecomot ar hUltaid, combái 
2745 i Sleibh Foit, áúss ind faicfed nech ina ndiaid. Isb^rtside fnu 

nánfaca acht óencharpat. 5 

1 In what follows, the metre shows that there are omissions 2 leg. cluiche 

3 corrupt and defective. 4 leg. nanmannaside 6 The following occurs here 

(see note 14 on p. 93 ) : — bu roba (= roga) scribneora anti roghraf an bAladA sin 
do Than Bo Cuailgne. Mesi Cathal Marti ix° m.d.cc.lxx. 



9 6 TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 

[4i a ] Diwda na Tána so sís .i. Caladgleo Cet^irn maic 
Fi//dtai//, Fíacalgleó Fintain, Rúadruca Mi/zd, Bángleo Rochada, 
Mellgleo Iliac/*, Airicar narad, Aisling nAimirgi/z, Sírrabad 

2750 Súaltai///, Tochestul nU\ad, Aisli/zgi Dubthaich, Aisliwgt^i 
Conlongais, Toichim na mbuiden, Gleoud in cha.tha., Damgal na 
tarb, Aus in Duib Cúalngni íor tain. 

Caladgleo Cethira ipso a fec[h]tsa. la " Atchíusa caxoat 
tarsi// mag antuaid i/zdiu," or M#c Roth, "7 fer fi//dlíath cen 

2755 gaisced ac^t oendelc nargaid ina láim ; indar lat is denn 
céttamun fil iorsin ca.rput. Is cuma, congoin in [njaraid 7 inna. 
heocho. Ised hed lais nicon tair in slóg i mbethaid. Milchú 
alat^ ríam." " Cia sin ? a Fergau ! " bar AilzV/, " in doig bad 
é Conchohur no Celtchair?" "Nách doich," ol Fcrgus, "dóig 

2760 lim immorro rombad hé Cether/z mac fíal fóebuirderg 1 Fi/ztai//, 2 " 
7ba fír són áidiu. Fosnobairside iaxum tresin dúnad 7gontaiseo//z 
sochaidi 7 gontarsow co mor, colluid cona inat^ar ima chosa 
dochum Conchulaind triasin cath. Arceisi de a guin. " Cuin/zig 
liaig damsa," ol Cethera fri CoincAulaiwd. Dogníthi cosair 

2765 úrlóchra do 7 frithadart fris. Is and fóidis Cúchulaind Loeg 
uad isin duibdúnad co Fíac^a mac Firfebe do chui/zdchid legi 7 
asb^rt nosmairfedso//* uile cid fo thalmam nobetis isin dunad, 
maniríastais c^ucaiso//* do c[h]omchisi« Cethirn. Nírbo reid lasna 
leigi an/zí sin, ar,ní bái isi« dunad nác^idrubadsom. Tégit as 

2770 tra na leigi dia inásaigiá. Danéici iaxum in cetna. liaig donánic. 
" Nlcon bía a mbet^aid," or seiside. " Nlcon bíaso áidiu it 
bethaid ," ol Cet^ern. Beantai dia durn co tuilid a inchiwd fora 
c/dúasaib. Marbaid cdecait leigi diib ion ináus sin nd marbaid 
coic firu déac díb amin. In fer deidenach níwdránic acht ind 

2775 mbéimme awidcorastair im-múaid^i. 3 Anachtaiside la 3 ^ Co[i]/s- 
culaind iaxum. Tíagar úaidib co Fingi/z fáithliaig .i. liaig 
Conchobuir co tísad do choimchxsin Conculaind 7 Cethir/// 
" Ní maith dait," or Ciichulaind fri Ccthern, " na leigi da 
marbad. Nl fuigebt^ar foro tuider^/ cucut itir." "Ni maith 

2780 dóibsom áidiu cpert iná uilc frimsa," air ised adb^red cac^ 
liaig dlb adofec^ad 5 ná bad be5 7 ná bad i/zdlego itir, coniá 
íarsi^ nambennadsow 6 cona durn. Cona.ca.da.rsom in caxoat 

la MS. seems to havefectfa l b corrected from / 2 fi«tai« MS. 3 Mark 
of aspiration later. 3a on an erasure 4 Cether» MS. 5 leg. ad-da-féchad 

6 lég. nambenadsom 



TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 97 

Fingin a ndochum, air adcuas do trummi do Choinchulaind 
7 do ChcXhern. Téiti Cúchulaind ara c[h]end. " Foimte dú« 

2785 Ceth^TTz," or Cuchulaind; 7 ba dic^en, ar romarb coic leigi dáw 
ocu. Teit Fingi?z cuici. Danéici di chéin. " Cotumaicisi," 
[4i b ] ol CeXhern, " is tend lim \n forgomsa. Cité domránic?" 
" Bangal baethuallach inún" orsi/z Fingin. " Is dóig bid flr," ol 
Cethern. " Dománic ben míet^ainech bánainech lecanfata 

2790 cháimnar. Mong x\nc\ fuirri 7 da en oir fora. gualamd 7 brat 
tlachtgorm corcarrda hi cennfait 1 impe. Cóicdornn fuillechta di 
ór ara druim, cráisech 2 forá.ith faebrac^ étrom ina láim, c\a.ide& 
bendornac^ 2a íarnai/^dae, 3 ose 4 amulach, is mór a delb. Ise 5 
tombi 7 ceta-domt^ánic. 5a " " Aill amai ! " or Cúchulaind, 

2795 " Meadb Cruachan sin." " Fingal étrom ircdúthrac^tach inso. 
Nítb<?rat, 6 " ol in liaig. " Is fír," ol Cethern^. " Dománic 
oclaech, cro^scíat^ co fáebar í[A]d?ndúala fair, sleg cuarri^d ina 
láim, calcdét íarnimda, tri tuith 7 fair, brat donn i filliud 8 imbi, 
delg nargait nand, ruc fuil mbic húaimsea." Rofetarsa," or 

2800 Cuchulatnd, " Illand mac Fergusa. maic Róig si/z." " Galach 
dá féindid andso," ol in liaig. " Is fír," or Cethern. " Damánic 
dias, dá fotalscíat^ leo, dá fíamchalad arcaid for cechtar de, 
buaile argait im c^echtar nái, dí sleig cuicri?zdi leu, fethan 
zrggait imppu. Tuid máile foraib, muinc^orach nargaid im 

2805 c^ec[h]tar nái." " Rosfetarsa," ol Cuchulaind, " Oll 7 Oichne, 
dá dalta Ailello 7 Medba insi/z." Níco tiagait a nóindin itir, 
na.ch erdalta gona dui«e bis leo so ité nodgowad. " Dománcadar 
dá lóec^ aili didiu" ol Cethern. " Congraim 9 nán neicside 10 
fora.ib, oté ferrnaidi." " R^fetarsa," ol Cúchulaind. " Bun 7 

2810 Mecon insi^, di sainmuintzV ind ríg." " Duba ind fuilse," ol in 
liaig. " Doc^otar tnat c^ridi forrt^arrsnu, co «dernsat crois de 
í/zdut. Ní argenus an/zlcc," ol sé. Fil lim immorro di feib 
eolais co nác^atb^rtais. " Dergrúat^ar dá rígc^ailli inso," ol in 
liaig. " Is fír," ol Cethern. " Do///mánic dias oicfended, oté 

2815 fi/zdlíatha 7 fidc[h]uach cechtar de is mó." " Fír," ol Cethern, 
" dochóid a mbiursa tresi/zd ala nái." " R«jfetarsa," ol 
Cúchulaind, "dagóic do mort^elig Mead&z insi/z. Bróen 7 Lairéne 

1 cennfait ms. 2 Later on erasure. 2a The d had originally been n. 

3 leg. íarnimdae 4 leg. os sl 5 leg. is sí 5a the a-d are in lighter ink 

6 leg. nitbérad. 7 Under this word a later hand has written the letter q, i.e. quaere 
* fuiliud originally, altered later to fiilliud » i added under the line. 10 a letter 
(? either a or q) has been added later beneath the n. 

II 



98 TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 

dá mac teóra soillse, dá mac rígc[h]ailli." " Congal trí niat/í 
anisiu," or Fengine .i. in liaig. " Fir," orsc. " Domanic tnar 

2820 cutruwai. Rond créduma cturvu rocrechta 1 fo eill 7 luin. Trí 
truaill 2 Banba insm di mui^ter C[h]onrái maic Dáiri." " Búrac^ 
tri féindet^a an«ísiu," or Fingin. " Fír," orse. " Dománic triar 
ócféndefd] co nga.vma.n féi^didi foraib, triar muntorc argaid ima 
mbraigit cac/z ae, 7 áovn lán do c[h]rGiseachaib la cac^ nae. 

2825 Adcomaiwg cach fer [42"] díb biur ni^damsa, adcomchusa a 
mbiursa tria cechtardeseo;^ áidiu" " Di feindedaib na hlruait^i 
insi*," ol Cuchulaind. " Dorecla;;zsa ara namainsi dot gui^, 
imruidbiset ém," ol in liaig, " féit^i do c^ridi i^dit co mmreith 
do chridi iwdit amail ceirtli a fásbolg." " Nír caim," 3 ol Fingin, 

2830 « mat^cosan tri feolc[h]ar inso," or Fingin. " Is fír," ol Cether?i. 
" Dománic tnar remar mor robádar oc mo múidi;/? riaslu 
domistais. Tri broi;ze liatha foraib." " Trí rec^taire Medba 7 
Aililla si#," or Cúchulaind, " Scenb 7 Rand 7 Fodail." " Trl 
bémend maiti^e inso," or Fingin. " Fír," ol Ceth^r^. " Dománic 

2835 triar 6cfende[d]. Putrall máile duibe for cach nae, cochlene 
brec lígda 4 im gac^ nae 7 trl lorga íainz ina lámaib. Tn frúich 
Báiscne 5 sin, trl fuis méisi Medba," or Cuchulaind. " Attach dá 
derbratAar inso," ol Fingi/z. " Is fír," or Cethern. " Damánic 
dlas cétrilach. 6 Dá brat dubglasa i;;zpu, dá c^romscíath co 

2840 fsebar c[k]ondúa\a foraib, mánáis let^a/zglas 7 for crun^ mid^sing 8 
i liáim cec^tar de." " Rofetar," or Cuchulaind, " Corm^c, 
Colomo» iná rig 7 Cormac máile ogat^ itimoicsi 9 ém inn fuil 
rofersat fort," ol in liaig, " it 10 cróes dochotar a ndís iwmosro- 
créchtatar 11 an gae duit." " Cung^j dS derbráithre inso," ol in 

2845 liaigh. " Doig," ol Cethern. " Domáinic dias oclaech. Folt cass 
buide íorsiná ara nái, folt cas dond fora ché\i, da gelscíat^ leu 
co túagmilib 12 oir. Claidé3 dorngel larnimda, 13 leini culpatach 
con nd^mdliud impu. " R^fetar," or Cúchulaind, " Mane 
Ait^remail 7 Mame Máit^remail andsi«." " Imrubud maic 7 

2850 athax inso/ 3 or in liaig. " Is flr," ol Czthern. " Damráncadar 

1 A mark of aspiration has been placed later over the t 2 ru 011 an erasure 

3 an erasure between r and 0, leg. ní recaim ? 4 Marks of aspiration placed later 

over g and d 5 b corrected from h 6 Letter erased after i ; gloss added 

later no righlach 7 Originally letglas, the other letters were added later 

s no e added later above second i 9 /inserted later between m and 

10 t inserted below later u r added later above c ; the first t has been added below 
12 a added later beneath / l3 a added later beneath n 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 99 

dá fer dermora cai^deldercai co mbendaib óir fora cen^aib, 
c\a,ideb órduirn foa choiw cech fir, ferbolc 1 impu cotici a ndí 
aithircc, ardarcc 2 oir bric im chechtar de." " Rosfetar," or 
Cúchulaind, " K\\ill sin 7 a mac .i. Mane condusgeb uile." 

2856 Ceist, ciudas atomchiisea, a p[h]oba, a Fingirc?" ol Cethern. 
" Ní gó ém," ol Fingiw. " Nítad tabart^a bui duit ar dartaib 2 * 
i^dosa céin ba deisib 7 tnrib ; ba ^erasa do c//omc^isi," or 
Fingin, " intan as slicht sluaig ; ar atbéla do anim cip crut^." 
Amsái 3 Fingiw in 4 caxpat úad lasodai/z. " Romsechise 5 amail 

2860 do cheiliu." Is and tucaib dornd do co mbái dar dí fert in 
chaxpait condreised* in ca.rpat huile. Is andsiw asb^rt Cuchu- 
laind\ " Is dúaig in luae sengr#ntaese lat béos." Is de atá 
Ochtur Lúi hi Crích Rois. " Ba coru bid for náimdib 7 
i//zmabert/&a," or Cúchulaind, " ol for legi." Is andsi/z i&rum 

2865 erpais in leig togu do, im bad buith fora [42^] hut^ar co cend 
mblíad^ 7 beat^u dó \axum, fa nert tri lá 7 tri naidchi 
fochétóir do imbirt 8 fora náimdib. 9 Is ed 6n iaxum dot^ogsam. 
Is iaxum co/zdlac^t Cúchulaind smiur don leig dia frebaid 10 ; 
dorigne smircho//zairt di c/mámaib ina, cethra frisi cowairnig. 11 

2870 Is de atá Smirowbair 12 a Crích Rois. Co rochotail lá co 
naidche iar nól in smero. " Nímthat asnai," or Ceth^m ; 
" tabair asnai creiti in chaxpait i/zdium," orse. " Rotbía," or 
Cúchulaind. " Mad mo gaisced fé[i]n do beith 13 nobeth 
agumsa, 14 " orsé, " robad airisiu co brát^ a ndogénain/z." " In- 

2875 mai« samail fris nid cosmail a nadchlusa," or Cúchulaind. 
" Cid atctoi?" ol Csxx\ern. " Cosmail lim bid hé caxpat Finde 
Becce ingi//e F*c\\dach da 15 mnáso dotaesad cucund." Cona,ca.tax 
ní, in m[n]ái cosi/mgaisced isi/z c\\axput. GaAbid Ceth^m a 
gaisced 7 fosnopair in slóg \axum 7 a c^reit a c[h]arptf/V 

288oi«n-imnaid/« fria t^airr, ar mba treisi di. Berid robud remi 
(marb) 16 isin dunud in liaig hí t^all adrolla uadhsow remi robái 
'xtir collaib na legi naile. Is iaxum ara owunsow foruirmed 
mind nAileillo iorsin coirt^i. Fóbairsow didiu in coirt^i 7 



1 o on an erasure 2 arc on an erasure 2a The ib seems to have been 

added later 3 leg. imsoi 4 ina ms., a added later 5 first e inserted above s 

6 d (or o ?) added between r and e below the line 7 leg. náimtea 8 b added 

later beneath m 9 leg. náimtea 10 leg. frepaid n n and g later on erasures 

11 siglum for m added later 13 Omit do beith u ag later on erasure 15 leg. do 
16 In margin 

H 2 



ioo TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 

benaidh in claid^ trít co luid a dorn/z tfit i náed.áazd 1 'm 

2885 c[h]laid#. Is de atá Liaa toll i Crich Rois. " Is brég anísa 
tra," orsé ; " mcon aniubsa díb 2 ém," for sé, " #?7zidnacor íor 
duine in mmdse Aik//a." Is iaxum conmelt foroib lait^iu 
cona.ithiu* corgaibib 4 Mane fora chend in miná 7 fosfóbair ina 
charp^/ remi. Foc^erd didiu a sclat^ i^a diaid ^wzid rorand 

2890 cona. araid 7 co lluid tnasna heocho hi taXmain. Roíad^ 5 in 
slog imbisotn iarum, conmeltsom áidiu (ora\b, co torchair eturru 
a^laid. 

Fíacalgleo Fmdtaw so sis. 

Is iarum dolluid Fi^dtaw do dígail a maic íoraxb tri coecaif 

2895 fer nimri/zd do, dá gse for ca,ch crun^ leu 7 fochroisse impu. 
Dobersidi sechl cax.hu dóib conna. terno nech dia muinter acht 
héseow fesm 7 a mac. Is iaxum etarscart^arside írisom fon 
awdabaid sclat^ 7 anac^ta la hAilz'// ara omunson 7 ar nách- 
nimbred foraib co tlsad la Conc[h]obar don cha.th. Dob^tsom 

2900 cairdi friuso;/z iaxum ar telcod a maic dó. 
Rúadrucca Mind an^so sls. 

Dolluid Mend mac Salc^ada c/mcu ia,rum, tricha. fer 
nimriná dó ; docer la Meidb 7 iaxum dá íer déac díibsora 7 dá 
fer déc- dia mui^terso;^ didiu, 7 góitaso^ fesin calad 7 ba 

2905 forrd^g a wuinter. Is de atá Ruadrucca Mind. Doleicsed 
dunad iarsi^ do Miunw 7 nl gegai#s/de áidiu nech dlbso^ acht 
insiw namá. [43 a ] Asbreth fris. Nlbbói cin nombeith dóib ní, 
adalsad a mendot for Boai^d hi corRendaib. Is and báiside 7 
ni po sár dó telcudh dunaid do co taised don chat^ la 

2910 Conc[h]obar. 

Bángleo Rochada annso. 

Is iaxum dosnáinic Rochad Rigd^rg m<2C Fait^emai/z di 
Ultaib, tricha fer nimri«[n] d5, 7 gabais telaich ina farrad 7 
arfocart^ar isin dúnad. Asb^rt Fi;zdabair iaxum ba he a c^Vserc. 

29i5 " Ma rodcarais didiu" or h\\ill 7 Medb, " guid ossad do co tí 
la Conc[)i]obur don chath 7 foi lais ambárach dadaig." 
Dognlth uile cen corbo réit^ a breith fair. Focres a ohuoall 
dosuidiu a Fiwdabair 7 fáid laism ningin. Adfíadar son dona 
secht rlgaib di Muma. Asb^rt rl díbs/de : " Dobrethai damsa 



1 leg. degaid 2 b on an erasure, a further letter also erased 3 leg. laithe 

co n-aidchi * leg. corgab 5 Mark of aspiration later 6 tri .111. MS. 

7 db on erasure. 



TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 101 

2920 an ingensin" olsé, " for cóic aitirib deac ar tuideacht in 
tsluaigid^sea." Atamataf a 2 moirseiser 7 da.m breth da cách 
úadib in cor 3 sin. Tíagait dia dígail iaxum for m^drcu Ailel/a i 
nGlen« Domain. Bátar oc foraire ón tslóg. 4 Faráit^ Medb 6n 
iaxum. Faráith in tncha cét na ^Gailián, faráith 5 Aih7/, faráith 5 

2925 Fergzw. Docértar and secht cét i «Imsligi Glindi Domain. Is 
hé Bángleo Rochada insin 7 I;//sligi Glean^do^mach. Rochú- 
alai 6 Fi^dabair axmlsin .i. apt^ain na secht ce't tnana íochaxxu. 
Atbail ar féili sin. Is de atá Findabazr Slébe. 
Meillgleo nlliac^ so. 

2930 Dolluid chucu iaxum hllech senat^air Loegairi búadaich 7 
for At^ Feidli. Loegaire buadach mac Connaich buidi maic 
hlliach ; búi ica gairi la hua hi Ráith Impail do foccair dochom 
in tslúaig 4 co toetsad 8 a dígail lais. Is amlaid dolluid, ina 
charput c[h]retach nimbi cen fogaimen cen fortgai, dí sengabair 

2935 buidi fon c[h]arpz*/ crín 7 línais a chaxpat nimhi di c[h]lochaib 
co ?7zbu lán cotici a focharpat. 

Asorggad cách dotfoiiged dia déchsai/z, ossé tarrnocht 
leb^rpentol 7 in clapar triasin creit sis. Rát^aigis iaxum in 
slóg i^das in toichime 8a domhett, contihsct in fear tarnocht. Is 

2940 and rochoisc Dochae mac Mághac^ in daescorslog ocon chuid- 
mead 7 ashertsotn fri sudiu tara héisi, is é nob^ed a c[h]laideb 
7 nobíad a chend de deuth lái acht imrobrethsoM a cAumang 
iorsin slóg. Lasodaizz ráithigestair in smirc[h]omairt. Adfes 
do ba do 9 c^námaib bo nUlad dognít^. Is iaxum dognísora in 

2945 smirc[h]owairt naile ina farrad, 10 co fil in dí smirum#zair i;/zmaille 
di chnámaib [43 b ] fer Olnécmac^t. Gatais Dócha a chend desow 
iaxum dadaich 11 7 bentai 12 dia huu. Dogeni cairdes fri suidiu 7 bái 
a c[h]laideb lais. Mellgleo Iliach sin huai«(?) iwididnatib in 
slog. 

2950 Airecor 13 narad anwso. 

Dollotar dochum Thaillten iarum in sloig ataroirt^et araid 
Ulad, trí c^óeca a llín. Dofuitet an trí cowlin leo 7 dofuitet- 



1 s added later above 2 On an erasure 3 Letter erased between cor and sin 
4 s added beneath later 5 faraich ms. 6 a letter erased after i 7 buagaich MS. 
8 e added beneath later 8a the second i seems later 9 Added later beneath 

10 f added later n First d inserted later on erasure i2 7 bentai add. ms. 

i3 One 01 two letters erased between this word and the next 



102 TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 

som feisine. Rót Arad, is hed a a.inm ind luic i torc/zar ar 
conáfeadain ar Tánaig Bó Cuailngi. 
2955 Aislingi nAimirgi/z an/zso. 

Aislingi nAimirgin tra iarsi/z hi tlr T//ailten. Dosbiudc asa 

aislingi coná hétad due a ainech 1 dó i Tailtin. 2 Is and tái;/ic 

Curái mac Dáire cusin slog do chomruc fri 3 CoincuXaind. 

Adchuas do rogab a óenur trl mísa gaimrid fri feraib hErend. 

2960 Ní ba fearrda la Coi^rúi mac Dáiri frisi/z slóg teac^t 'mrum ara 

cheand iná fir tregdaigt^i créchtaigt/zi. Ar robít^ Cuchulaind 

co ndec[h]aid a altaib do. Is ia.rum dobidc Cúrái díb díbrucud 

ar ceann araile fri hAmargi/ze commafrecraidis na clocha isi/m 

aer. Is iarum gáid Cúrái inm Amargi/ze im légud ina tána dar 

2965Tailtin. Leicsis iaxum A//zargin. Nírbo mac^tad immorro hith 

ar égin nomhQrtha. 7 doringelt Cúrúi áosom nád bíad i coimthccht 

in t[s]loig 6n húairsi/z. Dogntó áidiu. Luith Curái a ndíaid 4 in 

tslóig 5 foctóoir. Intan iarum adidc^ondairc Amairgiw dosoiset 

clár clé fri Tailti/z 7 fri RáidA 6 nAirt^ir. Feccais forro aithirrac^. 

2970 Is ed tris ndíríme na tána ar romarb díbsi/z 7 a mac Conall 

Cernac^ 7 anais lais oco thimthirecht di clochaib 7 gáib. 

Sírrabad Sualdai//z an//so. 

Céirii dongnlt^ea tra ina hlsiu adchúidi//zar roclui/zethar 

Suallaith ó Ráith Sualtaim i 2/zMaigMuirrt^emnebuadrugud 7a a 

2975 meic Cor\cu\aind fri dá mac dec Gaile Dána 7 mac a sethar. Is 

and asb^rt Súaltai//z : " In nem maides, fa muir t^ar c^rícha, fa' 

t^alam conscara, fa gáir mo maicse," olse, " re néccomlon/z ?" 

Dot^ét \axum óochum a maic. Ba holc la sutAe tuid^echt 8 dó 

chuccai. Cia 9 no/zgo/zta nimbíadso//z 10 nert dia dlgail. " Erg co 

2980 hUltu," ol Cúchulaind, 10a "7 taibret cath foc^étóir donaib óccaib; 

mani t^ibreat, níco/z díastar íoraih co brát/z." Ammanaca 11 a 

aXhair iaxum nicon robái ina charpat [44 a ] forsaroi 12 acht rinc\ 

simni nád bad tregdait^i. A lám clé namá doet in sciath, 

cóeca fuile, is ed robai inti. Farruma do Emai/z, congair do 

2985 \j\taib : " Fir gontair, mná brattar, bái agt^ar. 13 " A c^étna 

gairm a taeb iná lis, an/zí naill di t/záib led in dune, an tres 

1 a added below the line later 3 i added after a below :) Altered later 

to fria 4 the a ndiaid has been added later above 5 s and i added 

later below 6 Aspirate marlc later 7 chemach ms. 7a an original 

d or t has been altered to g 8 Marlc of aspiration over d later 9 Letter erased 

after cia 10 dsom added later 10a Cul" MS. n /added later aove before aca 
12 Letter erased at the end 13 leg. agtar 



TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 103 

gairm idirum íor Duma 1 na nGíall i nEmai^. Ní frecart nec/z ; 
ba airmert di UWtaió, ní labrad nech díb acht % fri Conc[h]ob#r ; 
ní labrad Conc[h]obar acht 3 ressna tríb druidib. " Cistabrata, 

2990 cisdagata, cisdab^/r?" ol in drái. " Nosmb^V," ol SúalftzzVft, 
" nosgata, no;;/brata Aih'/l mac Mata la hcolus Fergusa. maic 
Roig ; roindert/za far mui/zter cotici Dún Sobairc[h]e ; ruct^a a 
mbái 7 a mná 7 a n-éti. Nísléici Cúchulaind a Maig Mur- 
themne 7 a CrTc^ Rois \ tri mís a gaimrid tuaga tra congabait 

2995 a brat fair, suip sesca fail ina altaib 4 ; rogaet condechaid a 
altaib dó." " Ba hisa," ol in drái, 5 " a bás ind fir rogresi ind 
rig." " Is deithbir do," ol Conc[h]ob#r. " Is áeábir do," ol 
Ulaid. " Is fír a canas Sualdam," ol Conc[h]ob<zr, " 6n lúan 
aidche samnai coricci luan aidchi imbuilc ocor ni^dred." 

3000 Focherd SúaltoV^ bedc imach lasodain. Nír lor lais an aithesc 
rodbái 7 dofuit íora. scíat/z, co mbl faebar conwdúala in scéit^ a 
c/zenn de. Dob^V \ná Fmain aitherroch a chend íorsin sclat^ 
isa teac^ 7 asb^zV an cend an focol c^na ; ciasi bera.d 6 alailiu is 
i«na c[h]otlud roboi so íorsind liaic, 7 is de dorochair íora. 

3005 scíath oc díuchtrad. " Ba romór a nuallsa tra" ol Conchobar. 
Muir ara 7 cendaib, in nem húasa rribennaib, talum foa cosaib. 
Dobersa cech mboi/z ina ^i^dis 7a dlb 7 cac^ mben 7 cec^ mac dia 
tig iar mbuaid c^at^a." Forru//zai Conchobar iaxum \a\m fora 
mac, for Findcha.d Fer iribend. Is aire asberar áo suidiu fobit^ 

3010 nombítis ben^a argaid fair. 
Tochestol Ulad inso. 

" Atroi, a Fi?zdchaid ! Notfóidiu co Dedaa, 3 co I#ber, 9 co 
Leamain,co Fallach, co hlllanrc mac Fergossa, co Gabar,co Dor- 
lunsa, co hlwc[h]láriu, co Derg i/zderuc, co Feidlimid, co Cilar 

3015 Cétach, co Faeladán, co Roc^aid mac Faithemain, co Rigdond, co 
Lugaid, co Lugda, co Cathbuit^, co Inber, c'o trí Coirbriu, co 
hAelai,Co Lae, [44 b] co a t^ac^ur,co a glend, co Se^oll hUat^ac^, 
co Debul Ardda, co Cethir/z mac Findta.in, [co] Carlaig,co Cetherw, 
co Eillne, co Aurot^or, co Mulaig, co a dun, cosi« rlgfllid, co 

3020 hAmirgin, cosi« nUat^adaic^ fodoblaid, cosm Morrignai, co 



1 for duma inserted (possibly later) below 2 Added in marg. later 

3 Added later below 4 naltaib ms., with n altered into a 6 One or two 

letters erased between this word and the next 6 leg. cia asberat 7 Second a 

added later below '» the mark of aspiration is later 8 edad seems to have 

been inserted later on an erasure 9 inaer altered later to inber 



104 TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 

Dún Sobairc[h]e, co hleth, co Roth, co Fiachna, co Fert, co Dam 
Dremed, co Andiaraid, co Mane mac mBraitharge, co Dam 
Derg, co Mod, co Mait-^es, co hlrmaithis, co Corp Gliat^, co 
Gabar Leigi Line, co hFchtaxch Saimnec^, co Saimne, co 

3025 hEchdaic^ Lat^ac^, co Lat^arnu, co hXJma mac Remarbisi, co 
Fethain, co Mui/zremur mac Gerrgi/zd, co Senlobair, co Canamd 
nGall, co Follamai^, co \jugaid rí Fer mBolc, co Laigi Line, co 
Buaidgalac^, co A^buach, co Fergna, co Barréne, co hAine, co 
hAirigi nEc^bél, co hAbra, co Celtch^r mac Cuithechair, co 

3030 Lethglais, co Lóegairi Milbél, co Breo, co trí macaih Dro/^scailt 
mic Dregawm, co Drenda, co Drendas, co Cimb, co Cimling, co 
Cimmene, co Fánu Caba, co'Fac/ztna mac Senc^at^, co hAraid, 
co Senchaid, co Serichairt/ze, co Briccir, co Bricirne, co Breic, co 
Búan, co Bairec/z, co hOengus mac Léti, co Fergus mac Léiti, 

3035 co hOeng^i- Fer Molg, co Bruchur, co hAlamiac^ in fenmc/z, 
co Slánge, co tri macu Fiac/zna, co Cuailngne, co Conall 
Cernac^, co Midluac^air, co Con^ad mac Morna, co Felunt, co 
Coinculaind mac SuaXtaim, co Muirt^emne, co hAimirgiw, co 
hEas Rúaid, co Loeg, co Leiri, co mac Sálc[h]olca, co Coirenda, 

3040 co Conrl mac Amargi/z, co hArait^i, co hOengus Fer mBen/z 
XJmai, co hOgma ngrianainech, co Brecc, co hEo mac nOircne, 
co Toillc[h]end, co Sait/zi, co Mogoll Echbél, co Mag nAi, co 
Conla Saeb, co hUarba, co Lsegairi mbuagach, co hlmpail, co 
hAlile nAmargi/ze, co Tailti/z, co Furbaidi Fer ben/z, co Seil, co 

3045 Manes, co Cúscraid mend, co Maic Lí, co Fingin, co Findgabra., 
co Cremath, [45 a] co Blae Fichit, co Blae Brugaic^, co Fesair, co 
hFogan mac Durt/^ac/ít, co Fermag, co Dord, co Seirid, co 
Sert^e, co Oblán, co Cuilén, co Cuirt^er, co Liana, co hEith 
henne, co Fernel, co Finc\c\\x\ath Slebe Bet^a, co TalgobaÍTZ, co 

3050 Bearnas, co Me/zd mac Fer calca, co Maigi Dulo, co hlroll, co 
Blarigi, co Tibraidi mac nAilc[h]ot^a, co hlala ingraimme, co 
Maigi Doblo, co Rus mac nAilchat^a, co Mane mac Cruim, co 
Nmdic^ mac Crui/zd, co Dipsemilid, co Mál mac Roc^raidi, co 
Mui/zdi mac Mu^remair, co Fiatac& Ferndoirre mac Duhthaich, 

3056 co Muirne Mend. 

Aislmg Corm^i^: Conlo/zg[es] so. Nírbo andsa t^ra do 
Fiwdchat^ a techtaireac^t, ar robátar 1 cóiceth Conchohair huile 
cach tigerna díb oc irnaidi Conchohair nach oen tra bái fri 

1 The nt has been added later above 



TÁIN BÓ' CÚAILNGE 105 

hEamain anair 7 antúaid 7 aniar. Intan bádar and dolotar uile 

3060 combádar oc Emai^ Macha. Intan bátar and adcúaladar 1 
comérge do Chonc[h]obW inn-Emai^. Lotarso?/z secA Eamai/z 
fodeas i ndíaid int sloig. 2 A cétna toc^umlut^ iarum 6 Emai/z 
co hlrard Cuilleand. " Cid fris nanaid sund?"ol Conc^obtfn 
" Oc irnaidi do m<zcsu," or in slog. " Dochotar co tnchaid leo 

3065 do Theamraig do chui/zdchid Eirc maic Cairpn' Niadfer 7 
Fedelme Nóic^ndi ; í^/zdontísat a ndá tnchaid cet sin ní ragam 
don maiginsea." " Ní aniub chétus" ol Conchobar? " co íesadar 
fir hErend mo díuchtradsa asi/z ches araba." 

Luid Conc[h]obar 7 Cealtchair tnb coictibcarp^/cutubartadar 

3070 ocht fichti cend díb ó Ath Airt^ir Midi ; is de atá Ath Féne. 
Bádar and oc freco//zét in tslóig 4 7 ocht fichid ban, ba sí a 
nernail din brait; dobretha a cenda and 7 dofáidi Conc[h]ob<2^ 
7 Céltchatr áochum an dunaid. Is andsi/z a.sbert Celtchazr fria 5 
Conc[h]obí?r. 

"Taibli \ethderga. la ríg naga 6 samlait^iu co fodbaib fethe 

3075 dees miomzXn im chét croeb di t^ailc traigead tncha cetharríad 
cét crúaid neach dame la cét im cét druad diar tuus na esbiad 
fer ferai/zd im druimne Conc[h]obair fochleamar cat/z clichit a 
féine rogenetar cat^ for Gáirich 7 Irgáirich," olse. No comad hé 
Cúscraid Mend Mac/za mac Conc[h]oba[i]r rochanad in láigsea 7 

3080 in adaig riasi/z cat^ 8 for slic&t na láidi rochan Loegaire [45 b] 
búadach .i. Afraigid ríg Macha aurclichid 7 reliqua, 7 coma.d 
isin dúnad tair rocanta. Bá is'm naichdisi/z adchondairc 
Dubt^ach Doel U\ad in aisli/zgi a mbádar ind tsloig 9 for Gáirich 
7 Irgáirich ; is and asbert triana chotlud. 

3085 Aislingi Dubt^aich so. 

Amra maitne, amra mithisi, mescfait^er sloig, soithúdzr ríg, 
memsite muineoil, ruidfes gnan, dommema for tri slúagu slic^t 
sluaig Ulad im Chonchobar ; inuwzsénat a mná, doséset a neti 
isi/z maiti/z manairther, arsilsit&er láic^, diroirpit^ coi//, ardidsi/é?r 

3090 eich illenit^ \oth ibt^er sinis cluipetach di dálaib mort[h]úath. 
Dofochtradar tria chotlud lasin. Cotmesca ind E'mai/z forsi/z 
slóg. Adbail cét fer díb It* 10 toeter dXdiu ia,rsin; co cúaladar 
doris Cormac Con\or\ges, 110 comad he Ailz'/l m<2C Mátíe isin 

1 Added later above - The s has been added below 3 ol ConcJwbar 

added later above 4 s added later beJow 5 a added later below 6 Two 

or three letters erased here 7 nox> added later bver g 8 Space for three or 

four letters folLaws 9 s added later above 10 or perhaps 7 f 



io6 TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 

dúnad tíar nochanad so huair Aililla. Mora ossad, osad 

3095 Cuilleand, mora cocuir, cocuir Delend, mora echg^c^a, 
echracha Alais no Asail, móra tedmand, tedmand Ted. 
Toichim na mbuiden an^so. 

Céin trá rognithea ina fisiseo roairlesatar Conna.chta. a com- 
airle A'úella 7 Medba 7 Fergusa. techtaireda úaidib do décsm 

3100 Ulad dús in torpartar an mag. Is ax\dsi?i 'mrum asbert Ailz'/l. 
" Eirc a Maz'c Roth trá" or Ailz'/l, " 7 decca dund i;zdat ole inna 
fir ísítz magsa Midi itám ? Mani torpartadar didzu tucasa a 
mbrait 7 a mbú ; doberad cat^ damsa ma tacar dóib ; nisnidnus 1 
su//d ní bus síriu." 2 

3105 Luid Mac Rot/z ia.rsin do décsai/z 7 do frecowet in maigi da 
at^rala 3 ait^irrac^ co hAil/// 7 Med£ 7 Fergus. In c<?/na fecht 4 
iaxsin doreccacha 5 Mac Roth húad do accmac Slébe Fúaid 
conacca. ia,rsin dorrala ina huili fíadmíla a.sin fidbaid co rabadar 
isin maig huile. " In fecht naili didiu" or Mac Roth, " dorécc- 

3110 ac^a ua.im in mag cona,cca, in trowchíaich rolín na glendu 7 na 
fántu condema. na tulcha 6 eturru amail mdsi i llochaib. Do- 
//zmarfas iarsiw ina oible tened a,sin m5rc[h]Iaich sin, iarsuidiu 
domarfas ilbrechtrad cac^ illdat^a isin bith. Atchondairc iarsi^ 
in saig^nenrath 7 7 in mbreisimnich 7 in tornich 7 in gait^ moir 

3115 bec nádrucc 8 mo folt dom chi?zd 7 nách aramtrascair 9 dar m' 
aiss [46 a] 7 ní bu mór gáEt^ in lói chena." 

"Ced sucut? a Ferguis" or Ail///, " samalta lat." " Nr 
andsa dawsa a samail 5n," or Fergus ; " \J\aidh indsin ar 
tiacMai» asa ces. It é torpartatar a fid im drong iaxum 7 mét 7 

3120 imíorram 10 na láth ngaile, ised forrochraid in fid, is rempu 
rot/^echadar na fíadmíla isin mag. An tromc\\eb atchon/zarcais 
rolín na fántu, anála na trenfer sein rolín na glen^tu condema. 
na tulcha amail mdsi i llochaib eturru. Int saignénach 11 7 ind 
náiblec^ tened 7 int ilbrechtraafadchondaircsiu, 12 a Maic Rot^," 

3125 or Fergus, " it é suile na caurad assa cennaib sin doraitniset frit 
amail oible tened. In toirneac^ immorro 7 in breisbémnech 7 
in trowgal rochúalusu, fetgairi na claideb 7 na calg ndet 'msin, 

1 Last n added later above 2 Second i added later below 3 Marlc of 

aspiration later 4 fectA MS. 5 dóreccacha MS., but the strolce over is later 

6 tilcha altered to tulcha 7 Both aspirate marlcs later 8 d added later above 

9 Originally araritrascair, but ri have been converted into m 10 Mark of aspiration 
is possiblv later n The s has been inserted later above 12 i has been added 

later below between c and s 



TAIN BO CUAILNGE 107 

breisimneach 1 na nar;;z, caulgairi 3 na carpat, basgaire na neach, 
nert ina nerrad, búrach ina féndeda, fuaiw na mmiled, mór- 

3130 brut/^ 7 ferg 7 borrfod i^a látA ngaile oc dechrad dochum \n 
chat^a la mméit \x\n& feirgi 7 ino\ luthbasa ; mddar leo ní tairset 
it/r," or Fergz^. " Artanesamar," or Ail/71, "itát oic 3 X\no\ doib." 
" Ricfasu al-leas ón," or Fergus, " fobít/2 ní foigébt^ar in;^ 4 - 
Eriná uili nac^ a níart/^ar domain btha. Grecidz 7 Sceithiae síar 

3135 co hmdsi Órcc 7 co Colomna Hercoil 7 co tor mBreogaiw 7 co 
hmdsi Gaid 5 nech folo Ultu fo a mbrut^ 7 fo a ferg," or Fergz^. 
Is iarsm iar;/;;z luid Mac Rot^ aridise do décsaiw toichme fer 
nlJlad comboi i^na ndunadh oc Sleamam Midi. Luid iarum 
aridisi co hAi!/// 7 Medb 7 Fergps 7 adfét scéla derba dóib- 

3140 coneber Mac RotA aca naisnéis : 

" Táinic buiden mór brut/zmar brígac^ borrfadach isin telaich 
oc Sleamaiw Midi," for M^c Rot^ ; "dóig lim immorro is ar 
trichaid cet inti ; rostellsad 6 a netaigi díib foc[h]<?/oir 7 rocec^- 
ladar fert fotmaig fo suigiu 7 a taisich. Lóechcaim seta fota ard 

3145 oemi^d cáinem do rígaib a delb i nairmach na buidne, folt 
fi^dbuidi fair ossé cas, deas, tobac^, druimneach corrici áth a da 
gúaland; fuan cas corcra imbi hi forcipul bretnais derscai[g]t^ech 
déTgóir 'ma. brut fora bru^dib. 8 Rosc roglas rocMm ina chiwd ; 
coinsiu cóir corcarda lais ossl fochóel forleathan. Ulcha dega- 

3150 blánac^ erchas orbuidi occa, léne gel culpatach co ^deirgiwdliud 
i costol 9 imbi, [46 £] claideb órduir^ iarna imdae, gelsclat^ ca 
túagmilib 10 oir fair, manáis let^anglas fora c^rund miden« 11 ina 
láim. Ailleam di flaithib domai^ a t^othim 12 'xtir slúag 7 brwth 
7 chrut^ 13 7 errad, eter ecosc 7 erfuad 14 7 báig 7 cAoscor, itir 

3155 greit 7 gráin 7 ordan." 

" Tanic buiden aile and didiu" or Mac Roth, " is tánasti dia 
seitche itz> lln 7 costud 7 errad 7 erúad 7 gráin. Oclaech cái?2 
caurata 15 inna. hairi^ach na buidne sin. Brat huainide imbi hi 
forcibul; eó oir húasa doit, folt casbuidi fair, calc det co mmdur» 

1 The ne has been added above later 2 / later on erasure ; the two last letters 

originally would appear to have been li but / has been transformed into r 3 oici, 
but second i added later below - The line added above for the second n is later 

5 Mark of aspiration over d, but it is later 6 The t is somewhat doubtful, there 

being marks of erasure and of writing over it : no a is added later over the e 
7 110 d added later over g « ib later on erasure 9 no u added later over first o 

10 a added later beneath / " the enn has been inserted later on erasure 12 leg. 
thochim ,3 The t has been added later below 14 The fu added beneath 

15 caurita altered later to caurata 



108 TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 

^ieo diad fo a c^líu. Lene co nechlaim i custul cota nglú>/, scíat^ 
beimnech co faebar condúala fair, camdel rigt/zaigi ina láim, 
febfcan aircit imbe 7 imrit^ 1 iar craund co sleig sair, in céin naile 
dorreith coticci a dorn 7 dofesid in buidm sin for \áim ch\\ 
t^oisich na c^/buidne, 7 is amlaid doesetar 7 a nglune fri 
3165 talmain 7 imbel a sciath fria smecha 2 ; 7 domfarfas atá formiwde 
for erlabra i//d óclaich móir borrfadaich as tóisec^ don buidiw 
sin." 

" Tánic buiden aile and didiu" or Níac Roth, " is aidbliuw 3 

tficha cet a íorcsi, fer croda a.n?isam cham c^endlet^an inna 

3170 //airinach, folt dondchas fair, ulc/za fota i/zdchóel degablac^ lais, 

brat dubglas folus hi forcipul imbi, delg nduillech d'fi^drume 4 

húasa brui/zdib, léne gel culputach co glún, scíat^ erradach co 

túagmílib fair, máel ndor/z fi/zdargait fo a chói#z, sleg cóicriwd 

ina láim. Dofesid ar belaib tóisich na d?/buidne. 

3175 " Cía sin, a Fergais ? " or Ailz7/. " Rofetarsa ém," 5 or Fergus, 

" ina buidni sln .i. Conchobar ri coicid Eri/zd, is he deisid forsi^ 

fert fotmaig. Sencha mac Aililla erlabraid Ulad, is é deisid ara 

bélaib. C^scraid 6 Mend Mac&a mac Conc[h]ob<zz>, is he deisidh 

for láim a athar. Is bés don gái fil na láiin ind abairt ucut ria 

3180 coscor, ríí imrethid 1 riam ná hiarum. Is dagaes nimgona fri 

fúabairt cach nít^a tánic sítz," or Fergus. " Fogebad a nacallai/72 

sund," or Medb. " Tongu do dla toi^ges mo tMath em," or 

Fergus, " ní rogénair in Eri/zd cose slúag argara Ulad dogrés.' 

"Tánic buiden aile and didiu" or Mac [Roth], " is [47 a ]uilliu 

3185 trichait cet al-lin. Loech mór calma co ng[r]ái/z 7 erúat^ ossé 

gormda grísamech ina hairinach ; folt dond temnidi fair ossé 

slimt//ana fora etan, cro^scíat^ co faébar condúala. fair, sleg 

coicriwd i//a láim, foga forgaba\a.ch ina farrad, 8 c\aideb cróda 

iarna cÍTzddruiw, brat corcra hi forcibul imbi, eó óir fora dóit, 

3190 léne gel culpata^ cota nglim." " Cíá sin, a Fergais ? " or 

Ailz'//. " Is cor 9 láma ar debaid ém," or Fergus, " is cathmílzV/ 

fri nith, is brath fri bidbadu dodánic a.nn .i. Eogan mac 

Durrt/zac/H rí Fernmaigi sin," ar Fergus. 

1 The mark of aspiration seems later 2 The a has been added later 

3 The d has been added beneath 4 The/" has been added beneath 5 injf (?) 

inserted, apparently later, in left margin 6 The ms. has Cjc|\ait>, but the siglum 
for m seems to have been added later 7 íj\ro ms., but cf. Táin Bó Cúailgne, 

ed. Windisch, p. 745, notes 2, 3, and 4 8 The f has been inserted later 

9 The r has been inserted later on erasure 



TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 109 

" Tánic buiden már borrfadach aile isin telaich oc SleamaÍTZ 

3195 Midi," or Mac Rot^. " Rolásat a nétaigi tara nais. Ango áidiu 
is tailc dond dechadar isin telaich, tromda int erfuat^ 1 7 is mór 
in grdin donucsad forru, húat^mar int airmgnth rolásad ocon 
toithi;^. 2 Fer cen^remar calma caurata 2 * inna. hairinach ossé 
cichorda gráinne, folt étrom grelíat// fair. Súili buidi mora ina 

3200 c/iind, brat buidi co necMaim* gil i faithi imbi. Scíath bémnech 
co fóebar condúalac^ fair dianec^tair, gái slmdleat^an, sleg fota 
co ^broen fola iarna crun?z, 7 gái a t^ánaisi co crú bidbud iar 
nág ina láim. Claideb bemnech már iarna formnu." " Cia sin, 
a Fergais}" or Ailz'//. " Nimgeb comroc ná co^zlond ná comxom 

3205 in láéch dodá/zic .i. Lóegaire Búadac^ mac Con^aig maic Ilech o 
I/^piul 4 antúaid," or Fcrgus. 

" Tánic buiden mór aili and didiu i £lemai« Midi isin 
telaich," or Mac Rot^. " Lóech munremar collach cai« inn 
airi«ach na buidne si/z, folt dubc^as fair osse corcra gormainech, 

3210 rosc nglas lamderda inna, chmd, brat odarda fochlaidi i?/zbi, 
bretnas bánairgit and, dubscíatA co ^búailid humae fair, gái 
súilech co foscadaib inz. \2X1n, léne trebraid co /zdeircmdliud 
imbi, c\a\deb co nimdomn diad tara étaofc anechtair." "Cia sm, a 
Fergais ? " or A'úi/l. " Is cor ar ugra dodámc, is tond romara 

3215 báides mi/zglaisi, is fer trí iigretna, is brát^ mbúabt^ana bidbad 
dodánic," or Fergus " .i. Muinremur mac Gerrcmd ó Moduir^ 
atuaid." 

" Tánic buiden mór aili an/z didtu isin telaig i Sleamai^ 
Midi," or Mac Roth. " Buiden rocháiw roálai/zd itir lin 7 costud 

3220 7 timt^aidi. Is borrfadac^ dofarfobrit in tulaig, fon-ochroth in 
slóg an armgrit^ rolásad oc teac^t i«d reimme. Loech cáe>/z 
gráta inn airiwach na buidne, áillde do dái/zib [47 b] a delb itz> 
folt 7 rosc 7 húamain, itir errud 7 cAruth 7 gut^ 7 gili, itir míad 
7 méit 7 maisi, 7 itzV arm 7 ergnas 7 cumtac^, itir dechelt 7 

3225 gaisced 7 córi, itir feib 7 gáis 7 cenél." " Isí a eoert^ ar 
Fergos ; " is luc^air dego in fer álai/zd Feidlimid dadánic an/z, 
is borrfadac^ caurad, is ton/z anbt/zine bádis, is gus nád fulang- 
tAar co coscraib a aile-c[h]ríchaib iar foirtib a námad .i. Feidlimid 
Cilair cétaig 5 an/z." 



1 The/has been inserted later 2 sic ms. ; leg. tóichim 2a caurita altered 

to caurata 3 The dot over c seems later 4 This was originally written impuil r 

altered later to impiul 5 g inserted later on erasure 



iio TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 

3230 " Tánic buid^ aili and didiu isin telaich i Sleamai/z Midi," 
ar Mac Roth, " ná huaiti tnc^a cet ergal an 1 riam. Loech mor 
calma odarda coir comendaisc irnia hairi/zach, folt dubchas fair, 
cro///rosc odarda 2 nadard ina chiuá, fer tarbga tailc garb, brat 
glas i///bi co /zdelc argaid ara doit, léne gel cxúoatach i custxA 

3235 i///bi, claid^ iarna sliasaid, dercscíat^ co //zbuaili c/zaladargait 
fair, tresemnech sli/zdlet^an i/za lái//z." " Cia sin, a Fergais ? " 
or Aih'/l. " Is lon/zbrut^ barand, is láimnid cach cat^a, is 
búaid cech ergaile dadánic an/z ; Connad mac Mornai o- C^all- 
aind andsai/z," or Fergus. 

3240 " Tánic buid^ aili anzz áidiu isin telaig oc Slemin Midi," or 
Mac Rot^. " Is toichi//z sluaig ar méit. Toiseach fil in a.irinach 
na buidne si/z, ní coi///dig laéch bad chái///e itír delb 7 timt^ach 
7 decelt. Folt tobach dergbuidi fair, gnuis c&oir corcra chu- 
tromae. Aged fochael forlet^an, beoil derga t^anaidi, dét 

3245 nía///da némon/zda, guth glan 3 gleorda, cuiwsiu chain corcarda 
chumdac^tac//. 4 Ailldem do delbaib doine. Brat corcra hi 
forcibul imbi, bretnais fo ai-lá/zecor de ór húasa bánbrui/zdib, 
cuarscíat/z co túagmílib illdat^ac^a co cobrot/z aircid húasa clíu. 
Gái fota faébarglas la foga féig fobartach ina láim, claid^ 

3250 orduira 6ir iora. mui/z, léne 5 cu\patach co /zdergi/zdled imbi i 
custwV " Cia si/z, a Fcrgais ? " or Ai\ill. " Rofetamar immorro" 
or Fergus, " is leth gliad ém,' , orsé, " da//dánic and, is cláriud 
comlai/zd, is lon/zbrut^ árcho/z ; Rochaid m<zc Faithemai/z o 
Brig Dumae far cliamam insi/z rofói la far ninginsi .i. la 

3255 Fi/*dab#z>." 

" Tánic buidé?/z aile and didiu isin telaic^ i Sleamai/z Midi," 
or Mac Roth. " Loech oircnec^ remarsliastac^ mor inn airinach 
na buidne sin. Bec nách remithir fer cac^ mball de. Ango is 
fer co talmaiw " olsé. [48 a] " Folt dub fair, gnuis c^nedach 

3260 corcarda lais, rosc mbrec^t nérard ina chi/zd, fer án athlom 
samlaid co ngrám 7 erúath connocaib dafil coiigraim adamra itir 
étach 7 arm 7 écosc 7 áni 7 erred ; conocaib co comrom niad co 
/zanglonnaib sa//znae, co mmiad imt^olton, co saidig tar co/#lond 
do briusiud for forlond co wbarai/zd for bidbadu, co nimthecht 

3265 for 'úchricha ecraidi cen c/fcoméirgi. Ní go is tailcc doroac/ztar 

1 a later on erasure 2 First d later on erasure 3 The letter which followed 

has been erased ; the siglum for n added later 4 The d has been added later 

above 5 mor inserted later in left margin, apparently a part of a sentence which 

has been erased 



TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE iii 

réim hi Sleamon Midi. Báit^i do gail 7 gaisced om," ol Fergus ; 
" báit/^i di druis 7 tairpb&igi, báit&i di nert 7 míadamlai, tat^a 
áidtu (?) di slúagaib 7 airbrib mo choT/zaltai fé[i]n Fergus mac 
Leiti rl Líne, ri«d nága tuaisczVt hEri^d. 1 " 

5270 " Tánic buidé?« mor borrfadac^ aili and didz'u isin telaig a 
Sleamai/z Midi," or Mac Rot£, " ergal án* riaw, 3 errada ingantai 
foraib, lóech coem d\a.inn ina hairinach, búaid crot^a huile itír 
folt 7 rosc 7 gili, itír méit 7 costud 7 córi, cúicrot^ óir fair, brat 
húaÍTze hi forcibal imbij bratnas óir isi^ brot huasa doit, lene gel 

3275 culpatacA i custol imbi, tuiri rigt^aigi ina. láim, claid*?3 orduir/z 
iarna formna." " Is bruthmar a bara in chaurad c^omramaich 
dadánig and ém," or Fergus. " Amorgene mac Eiccitsach, 4 
goband 6 Buais a^túaid 5 anns'm." 

" Tánic buiáen aile and didi'u isi^ telazg a Slea^ui^ Midi" ar 

3280 Mac Rot^. " Is bádud ar méit, is tine ar a.ine, is leo ar aithigi, 
is cath ar \\n, is all ar met, is oll ar nert, is brát^ ara bláiriud, 
is torand ara t^arpt[h]igi. 6 Loech garbai/zeiuch húathmar 
in airinach na buidne sin, osse brúach belmar, folt garbh grend- 
Hat& fair, ossé srónmar balld^rg, brat riabam imbi, cúailli íarai^d 

3285 fora brut, crowscíath co faébur con^duala fair, garbléne trebraid 
i custol imbi, liat^giei már 'ma. \aim, trícha 7 semand aire, c\a.ideb 
.VII. mbrot^a iarna formnai. Atrac^t in slóg uile ara cMnd 7 
rolá 8 dírmae din chath imbi oc teac^t isi« telaig." " Iss cend 
erbága dadánic," or Fergus, " is let^ cat^a, is greit ar gail, is 

3290 tond ainbt[h]i?ze 9 bádas, is muir dar cncha .i. Celtchair mac 
Cuitheochair 6 Dún Let^glaisi atúaid." 

" Tánic buid^ra aile a.nn didzu isin telaig a Sleamaiw Midij" 
or Mac Rot^. " Lóech éngel ina ^airinach t\nd huile itír folt 7 
abrotchor 7 ulchai 7 decelt, scíat^ co rabúailich [48 b] óir fair 7 

3295 claid^ co niwdorn diad 7 manáis breifnech 10 ina laim. Adlaechda 
donárlaid a tóchim." " Inmaiw ém in bethir bailc béimnec^ 
dodá^ic," or Fergus, " in mat^gamam mórglonwac^ fri hecraidi 



1 sic, leg. hErend 2 Later on erasure 3 All except r later on erasure 

4 a strolce appears to have been added later to the h, thus h" : see Táin, ed. 
Windisch, p. 767, noteó, leg. Eccetsalaig 6 Originallv atuaid, the stroke for 

n has been added later 6 The second t has been added later beneath 7 The 

letter which followed h has been erased, and a strolce added to the h, thus hT 
8 The la has been added later 9 The t has been added later beneath 10 The n 

has been added later beneath 



ii2 TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 

con\o'\ng firu, Feradach Fmd Fec&tnach 1 6 nemiud Slebe Fúait 
atuaid an^sin." 

3300 " Tánic buid^ aili and didiu isin telaich a Slemai^ Midi" or 
M<zc Rot^. " Láech úathmar inna. hairinach, osse brúach belmar, 
méit a béil beólu eich, folt dondchas fair, ossé let^glóir cadissi« 
let^anchend lámfota, brat dub ascach 2 imbi, rot^ creda and 
huasa, do^dbocoit 3 líaeth húasa c[h]líu, manáis mui^cech ina 

3305 deis, claid^ fota iar formnu." " Is leo \a.mderg londandsclech 
dadámc," or Fergus. " Is ardglondach ágmar amnas, is brut^ 
ar th\r nád fulangt^ar, Eirrgi Echbel 6 Bri Eirgi atúaid," ol 
Fergus. 

" Tánic bmden aile a.r\n didiu isin telaig i Slemai^ Midi" or 

3310 MtfcRoth. Dá ócloech caéma cosmaili diblínaib ina hairi^ach, 
fuilt buidi foraib, dá gelscíath co túagmilaib argait, atá immaes 
eturru, iwmalle doaurcbad doib a cossa 7 fosrui;/zet, noco ná\t 
dóib taurcbáil a coss do neac^tar de seach araile. Dá ánrad, 
dá ánloise, dá rmd ága, da chaur, dá clt 4 bágid, dá drec, da 

3315 t^ene, dá cathmílid, dá chathchuimnid ergaile, dá deil, dá dána, 
dá treitill U\ad imma. ríg." " Cia sin, a Fergais ? " or AiliU, 
" Fiachna 7 Fíacha, dá mac 6*^c[h]obair maic Neasa, dá 
cndiscél t^úaisczVt Rrenn" or Fergus. 

" Tánic buid^« ele and didiu isin te\aig a Slemain Midi" or 

3320 M<zc Roth. " Tri hóclaich gnsta gráta 5 gormawig ina hairiwac^, 
tr\ bearrt^a bláibuidi foraib, tr\ broit óendatha imou hi forcibul, 
tr\ delgi oir húasa ndoitib, teora lene monasacha co ndergmdiMud 
i custul impu, tri scéith cosmaili foraib, tr\ c\'ó\dib orduirw iarna 
formnu, teora slega let^anglasa inr\a ndeaslámaib ; atá imees 

3325 eturru. Tria ánchinnid 7 C^oba, tr\ morglonwaich Midlúachra, 
trl ruirig 8 Roth, tri ^arsidi airt^ir Fuata," or Fergus ; " tr\ maic 
Fiachna indsain i ndegaic^ in tairb .i. Rus 7 Dáiri 7 Imchat^," 
or Fergus. 

" Tánic buid^w aile and didiu isin te\aig i Slemai^ Midi" or 

3330 Mac Roth. " Fer bresta brut^mar ina hairinach, súile rOad^ga 



1 The n has been added above 2 One or two letters erased at tne beginning 

of the word ; ? leg. luascach, as in LL. (Fo. 99 a) s Second d and stroke over 

later on erasure 4 sic, an leg. chleth ? 5 ra later on erasure 6 The d has 

been added above 7 in later on erasure 8 th has been added (? later) over rig 
(ruirthig), or, being immediately under the b of Choba, were they intended to 
alter Choba into Chobtha ? 



TAIN BÓ CUAILNGE 113 

curita i#a cnind, brat brec imbi, rot^ aircid and, scíat^ glas fora 
c^líu co nimdorn argaid fo slíasait, gái derscai[g]t^i co nag am 
amainse ina díglaig deis, lene geal [49 d\ cu\oatach i custul cota 
g\ún. Buiden ford^rg co fuilib imhi osse fuileach créchtach 
3335 cadesin." " Is e si^," or Fergus, " 'm dána dícho^narcell, is e \n 
lámnid leat^art^ach, 1 is e m 2 rob rigi ergaili, is e in tarb 
dásachtach, is e in búadach Baili, is e int anglondach B^niais, is 
e in cat^chui^dich Colpt[h]ai, 3 co^la coict^i tkúa.\sczrt hErenn 
.1 Menn mac Sálchalca 6 Choran^aib. Do dígail a crec^t tánic 
3340 in fer sin foraib," or Fergus. 

"Tánic buid^ aile ann didiu isin te\aig a Slemairc Midi" or 
Mac Roth, " 7 síat adlóeochda imt[h]oltonach ; 4 oclséch odarda 
mor lecanfota ina hairi^ach, folt donn creébac^ fair, brat dé?rg 
foloi cáin 5 imbi, léne d^rgscoi[g]t^i, dealc noir húasa dóidib ina 
3345 brot, claid^ d^cscoi[g]t^i co nimdurnn fmdarcaid fora c[h]líu, 
scíath d^^g fair, mánáis leat^a^glas íordual altcháin ui^dsen^ 
ina \a\m" " Fer tri mbailcbemend dadánic," or Fergus, " fer tri 
raiti, Her tri rutif fer iri ramada, fer tr\ mbúada, fer tr\ ngretha. 
conboing nitha. for nái^diu in alailiu cnch. Fergnae mac 
3350 Fmdchóime a Coronw sin." 

" Tánic huiden aile and didiu isin telaich i Slemai^ Midi." 

or Mac Roth. " Is aidbliu tncha cet a faircsi ; liéch uc^tgel 

roc^óem ina hairi^ach, cosmail fri hh\\ill ucud itir met 7 maisi 

7 decelt 7 errad, mind 6ir húasa mullach, brat d^rgscoi[g]t^i imhi 

3355 hi forcibal, bretnas oir isin brot iora. bruiwdib, lene^ Tzd^gmdliud 

i custul imbi, scIatA bemnech co nimXih óir fair, tuiri rígt^aigi 

ina \d.im, claid^ óirduim iarna formna." " Is muir tar glasa 

dodánic an?z ém," or Fergus, " is londbruth loga, is dífulaÍTZg a 

bara fri hecraidi. Furbaidi Fer henn innsin" or Fcrgus. 

3360 " Tanic buid^ aile and diditi isin telaig i Sleam<zz>2 Midi," or 

Mac Roth. "Adlaec^da diairme," ol Mac Roth, "errada iwganta 

écsamla impu seach na buidne olc^eana ; is bladach dodechadar 

didiu iter arm 7 etac^ 7 errodh. Slog mor borrfadach isi« 

buidin, mac brecd^rg ina hairinach. A'údem do delbaib dóiwe a 

3365 delb, ergal án riam, sclath taulgel ina láim co cobrud oir fair 7 



1 rtha later on erasure 2 Later on erasure 3 The t has been added 

later beneath 4 immmtoltonach ms., buf the second and third m added later on 

erasure 6 Inserted laterbetween imbi on one line and huasa on the following' line 
6-6 Added later in margin on right 

I 



ii 4 TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 

bil oir imbij gai áith étrom co foscod ina \aim, brat corcra 
cort^arach i forcibul imbi, delc narcuid isin brot ara brumdíb, 
lene gel cxúpatach co //d^gi/zdfliud] imbi, claideb [49 b~\ órduir// 
tara étach aneachtair." Contúaissi 1 Ferg^ lasodai^. "Nífetarsa 2 

3370 ém," or Fergus, " ináas in m<z/'c sin la hUltu, acht óen bad doig 
lim beídis he fir Themra i///mo/z m<zc cóir namra noir[d]nidi, im 
Erc mac Coirp/V Niad fer 7 ingine Conc[h]ob<zz> nÍT/zmuscarat 
tairrid díchmairc a athar dodeachaid in fer sin do chobair a 
senathar. Is tria nág 3 in maic si/z," or si/z 4 " brisfi[t]hir in cat^ 

3375 foraib. Wicon aitfogi 5 in mac sin huat^ ná ho^un oc far saigid 
etorro a medo/z far caXha,. Bad ferrda bhúrigfite 6 láit^i gaili fer 
nUlad oc teasarcai/z luig a cridi oc sligid \n chat^a; dosuicfe 
uile ell conáoVoa oc aisci/z in maic isi^d nlth már sin 7 oc sligi in 
cat^a remib. Rocechlastar rucht claidz^ Conc[h]ob#z> axnail 

3380 gloim nárc^on ic tesorcai/z in maic. Focicher Cúchulaind tri 
múru dói/ze i*//mon ca.th oc saig^id 8 in nWc bit (st'c) . Bith conáaXb 
donuapérat láith gaili fer nUlad in diaírmi," or Ferg^. 

" Is fota leam tnz," or Mac Roth, 9 " bith fri haisnéis ineich 
adcondarc uili ac^t dodoechaid etarport co fis scél dúibse." 

3385 " Dofucais," or Fcrgus. " Nl t^ánic áidiu Cona\\ Cernach cona. 
mórbuidi/z," or Mac Roth. " Ní t/^ángadar tri meic Conc[h]oba[i]r 
cona. trl coectaib cet. Ní t//ánic trá Cuchulaind and iarna 
c^rechtnugwd 'mn écom\\xná. Acht masa err oenc[h]arp#z/," or 
Múic RotA, " nawmá is dóig bad ne inso t//ánic a,nn. Dá each 

3390 dronchara fona c[h]arp#^ ; it é scuablebra, baslet^na, forlethna., 
fossenga 10 , ardc^enda, túagmair, gobc[h]óela, bolcsróna. 11 Dá 
ndroch hduba tairchisi 1 *, fonnaid-réidi, ruirt^echa, cret urard 
dresac^tach, pupull úainidi, 13 húaitne i/ztnaise. Oclsech isin 
cha.rpat sin cetherleat^an corcaineach, suasmail cas cirdub fair 

3395 coticci 14 áth a dá g^úaland 15 , cethochruss no ceatharfochrus bruit 
d^g imbi, ceithri t/icht b'mni clis hi cechtar a do d^oit. 16 C\a\áeb 
órduirn fora c^líu, sdat^ 17 7 sleg lais, ceit[h]ri cleitlni fichit imbi 
fo t^étaib 7 refedaib. Ara 18 ara bélaib, dá chulaid i/zd araid 

1 first s on erasure 2 /has a later mark of aspiration over it 3 Beneath a 

another a has been added later 4 si ms. (?side), but an attempt seems to have been 
made to alter si to /; leg. Fergus ? 5 th later on erasure 6 h later on erasure 

7 Added later above 8 Marlc of aspiration later 9 Added later beneath 

10 First s either inserted later on erasure or an attempt made to erase it n The s 
has been inserted later 12 A letter seems to have been erased after tair 13 The 
n is later on erasure H ci later on erasure 15 Mark of aspiration later 16 Mark 
of aspiration later ; the i, which is on an erasure, is doubtful " scliath ms 

1S Letter erased before r 



TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 115 

frisna heocho, na héisi ina ladair riam sair, fithchell 1 for scarad 

3400 eturru, \eth a fairne di ór buidi, anaill ba de fi/zdruine, búanbach 
fo a dib slíastaib, .ix. cles do chor dó an ardai." " Cia sin, a 
Fergais}" or A'úi/l. " Ní anse," or Fergus, " Cuchu/aind mac 
Soaltai^ a sídaib 7 Loeg mac Ríangabra a arae. Cuchu/aind 
insai^," or Fergus. 

3405 " Mor do chét&ib trd 7 mílib," or Mac Rot^, " doroachd in 
dúnaidsa Ulad. [50 a] Mor do churadaib 7 do t^rénferaib 7 
láb&aib gaile roachtadar grafai/zd isin noenach. Mór do 
buidnib áidiu," or Mac Roth, " robatar oca torachtar in dúnaid 2 
cetna doneoch ná torac^t 7 ná tánic an dúnad an dodec^adsa 

3410 dLcht namá," or Mac Rot^, "nocho tarnastair 3 mo rosc íor tulaich 
ná di«gna doneoch rosíac^t mo súil ot^á Ath Firdiad corici 
Sleaman Midi, acht íor ech 7* dune." " Fer muinter adchon- 
daircais ém," or Fergus. 

Luid Conc\h~\óbartrá cona. slógaib congaib dunadhi cowochraib 

3415 dia c[h]élib. Guit^ir dál ó Conc[h]obar da Ailill co turcba.i\ ngraie 
arabárach 7 basisestar Ailz'// ar feraib WErend 7 ar in longess 7 
basisestar Conc[h]ob#r ar U\taib 7 focertar pupaill Conc[h]ob#z> 
isirum. Is heth mot^ ba fornocht talam eturru 7 daneccad 
\\U\aid re fumed ngrene. Is a.nnsin asbert in mórriga/z is'm 

3420 dorbles itir in dá dúnad : 

" Crenaid brai« bráigde fer bruiwden fuil feochair cdXh 
commid \uind mes.ctuich tuiná táib im thuill im nith galaib iar 
lui^nich luud fianwa fetal ferda fir Crúachan cotascrit^ imm ar- 
dbit^ cuirit^r c&th ar cosa alailiu cénmair 5 hUltaib mairc 

3425 Iarnaib mairc d' Ultaib immorro cénmair Iarnaib is ed dobreth 
hi clusaib Iair/z mairc hU\taib ol niscainedar angle." 

Robái Cuchu/aind trd oc Fedam Chollna ina narrad. 
Dobreth biad dó 6na brigadaib i^n aidchi sin 7 dot^éigdis dia 
acallaiw fri de. 6 Nl rubai neach diib clíu do Áth Firdiad. 

3430 " Huinse albani asin dúnad anlar 7 [i]sin« 8 dunad sair," ol int ara 
fri Coincu/aind ; " humdse ceithern gilla ara cend." "Conricíet 
in gilla sin" or Cuchulaind ; " regaid int albani tarsin 8a mag inti 
nád geba a corti regaid do chobair na ngilla." Dognith 9 sbn 

1 The th has been added above between h and e 2 The i has been added later 
beneath 3 e added later beneath the n 4 for ech 7 later on erasure 6 cen 

later on erasure 6 Later on erasure » First a later on erasure 8 A letter (? i) 
erased before s ; the stroke over the n is later 8 * the n is on an erasure 

9 Mark of aspiration later 

I 2 



n6 TÁIN BÓ CIJAILNGE 

\arum a.mai/ asiwdubairt Cúchulaind. "C'mdus nondfechad gilla 

3435 \J\ad in cat// ? " " Is fearrda Ia ," ol int ara. " Ba bág doibsow an 
toitim oc tesorcam a neiti," ol Cúchulaind ; " 7 anosa ? " " Na 
óclacha amulc[h]acha nodfechad i/zdosa," ol int ara. " In tanic 
néll so\us íors'm ngréi/z béos ? " for Ciichulaind. " Nát^o em" 1 
ol int ara. " Apraind nac/zimbaisi nert do t^eac^t cucu," ol 

3440 Cuchulaind. " Consmter chena i/zdiu," ol int ara, " im thrdth 
turcba\a. grene, ses úallach íiches in cath i/zdossa," ol int ara, 
" acht nád fil rlgu and air is cotlud beos dóib." Is and asbert 
Fachtnai intan donórcaib grlan — no is he Conc[h]ob<2/- rochan 
trena chodlad. 

3445 "Comérgid rí 2 Mac/fca mórglon/zaich, mxxmter fial, meilid 
f^bra, fichith cat^, claidig búrac/z, bendaiofc scíat^u, sclt^a 
láma, labra a neiti, écórai cosnadae, concherd cach cách ar cosa 
araile \aith tigernach dodaircéba, liblait arrém [50 b] bid 
ferrda fid forsa saig 7 forsa leasad ibaib dagda doirp a fuile 

3450 linfaid caumu c^ridi a rigna tuidicfaid eblaid a samguba& 
co/#med fuileach ferach fot forsa lestais (orsa sestais coméreid 
rig Macha." 

" Cia rochachai/z so?" or cách. " Conc[h]ob«r mac Nesa,' 
orsét, " no Fac/ztna rochachai/z," olsét. " Cotlaid, cotlaid acht 

3455 far cat^ais." 

Qcloít^ Loegairi Buadac^ : " Afraigid rig Macha aur- 
c[h]laid//zig 3 far mbú, tesorcid far mbroit i/zneossartar 4 Connachta, 
di aird hUisnich diupart taib imdid loissit^er feithi selais domun 
clar gairigi." 

34 60 " Cia rochachai// so?" or cách. "Lá?gairi Buadach m<2c 
Connaid Buidi maic Ilech. Cotlaid, cotlaid forsi/z far cat^ais," 
" Anaid fris béos," ol Conc[h]ob#/', "co taurcbáil gnan {sic) y 
co//zmaith hi /zglennaib 5 7 hi tuaigebr w aib 6 na hairend." 7 Antan 
adc^ondairc Cúchulaind na ríga anair oc gabáil a mind fora 

3465 cennai 7 oc terorcai/2 8 na mbuiden, asbert Cuchulaind fria 
araid arna /zdíuscad 9 Ultu, 7 asbert int ara — no is é Amargi//d 
mac Eicit in fili asb^rt. 

la there appears to be a dot over first r l later on erasure 2 a letter (? g) 

has been erased after i 3 The siglum for m seems to be later 4 The e has been 
added later beneath the n 5 The / has been added above, possiblv later 6 Sic 
MS ; the strokeover ris possibly later; cf. Táin, Ed. Windisch, line 5823, alsonote 6 r 
p. 842 7 The h is later ; cf. Táin, Ed. Windisch, p. 842, note 6 8 Sic MS \. 

leg. tesorcain 9 The stroke for the n is later 



TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 117 

" Comergid ríg Macha morglondaic^ mumter fial miand- 
aigt^er Bodb bu imbial 1 insernd cru cridi inreit^ nit^ níaba 

3470 nertaid gal cridi cru for telaib no for tin/z tec^ed 2 .i. for toiwd 
teiced tercbaid no teilcfid isnis nithu ní frlth fri Coincu/aina 
cosmail Conculaind conben mian Macha mochtrád mas ar búaib 
Cuailgi comérgid. Corh." 

" Dosruisces," ol int ara, " samlaid dodeochadar si« chat// 

3475 tornoc^t acht a narmo namá. Inti diada áorus a pupaill sair is 

tfit síar dodeochaid." "Is degc[h]obair eigme," 3 ol Cúchulaind. 

Imthusa \J\ad trá ni de leantar su^d calléic. ImtMs[z] 

immorro fer nEri/zd cotagart Badb 7 Bé Néit 7 Nemai^ íorru 

ind aidchi sin for Gáirig 7 Irgairich ^mdapad cet loech díb ar 

3480 úathbás ; nírbo hTsi/z adaig ba sámu dóib. 

Tochos[t]ul fear nErend andso. Rochachai^ AiH'll mac 
Msetae in naidchi sin riasin cath co nepert : 

" Atrái a thráigt[h]rein nodfóidiu co trl Conaire Slébe Mis 
trl Les x\nc\ Lúac^ra, tri Meid Corpt^e Loste, tri Buidir Buaisi, 

3485 tri Boidb Búaidnigi, tri Buaideltaich Berba., tri M&redaich 
Marga, tri Lóegairi Leici Dergi, tri Suibne Súire, tri Echtaig 
Ane, tri Dóil Eirrig, tri Damaich D*rg 4 : : rc, 5 tri Bratrúaid 
Lac^a Ri, tri Nnellet^ Lac^a Erni, tri Bresail Bodg : :, 6 tri 
^Amalgaid Aii, tri Fiachraid Fed n main? tri Neckta.in Maigi 

3490 M#risci, tri maic amra. Esa Rúaid, tri ruirig Aigle, tri Bruc^air 
Glais Febrad, tri Conaill Collamrac^, [51 a] tri Féic Fi/zda- 
brac^, tri Coirprz Cliach. tri Mane Milscot^, tri Descostoig 
Droma, tri Fintai^ Femi», tri Rathaich Raigne, tri hEt[er]scele 
EtarbdiinG, tri Gúaire Gaible, tri .^Eda Aidne, tri Mongaich 

3495 Mitai^e, tri Duadaid Aine, tri Gairbglunwraidi, tri Discirt^uaga, 
tri Leat^lumd Linti, tri Coiwchiwd S^ile, tri Dauich Leawna, tri 
Cellchair hUtfzuill, tri Coscraich Clot^ra, tri Bairrchais Eilli, tri 
Dáiri Tíbrat Fi«d, tri hAirt Arda Ladlara, tri M«redaich 
Maigi Femi#, tri Congbaidi Cliach, tri Mórdai Mosot^, tri 

3500 Roir Rois Buiti, tri Anraid Turbi, tri hEitzVscél Temrac^. tri 
Galgaidi Goai^, tri Feradaid Foltc[h]ais, tri Feidmnig Rotail, 
tri Scáil Soobail, tri hAilill hUaiti, trl Gortaich Granaisc, 'cri 

1 The a has been added — possibly later— beneath, between i and / 2 The 

marlc oí aspiration is later 3 The m is doubtful x The g is later on erasure 

5 The one or two letters (de ?) preceding rc are illegible 6 g is later on an erasure, 
the one or two letters that follow, on an erasure, are illegibl 7 sic ms ; Ug. 

nemain (?). 



n8 TAIN BO CUAILNGE 

Measaich Msethla, tri hUilleith Arda Airt^ir, tri Coirp Cláiri, 
tri ^Airt Arda, trí Yo\mc\\g hlrrns, tri hlllaid hÉrend, tri 

3505 Sochaidi Sin/za, tri Brónaig Bethra, tri Mongaid Mucraruma, 
tri Moc//maidne Maigi Aii, tri Tig^rnmais Tuat^az^brais, tri 
hEchtaich Fi/ídab/'ach, tri Cormaic hUiscrend, tri hUidir 
Buaile, tri Ruis Ruscse, tri Fearad Fi/zd, tri hAthchuirp 
Tulc^a, tri Túat^ail Tan/zi, tri m^caech Femrag, tri Loegairi 

3510 B*?n*a//znach, tri Fidaig Saigt^i, trl Qormaio, Cauanac^, tri 
Coirbn Luingi, tri hUidir £0/zc[h]obair, tri Glais mac Cathbat^, 
tri Duib Druad, tri hAirich Cluic^iur, tri Laiten Luiged, tri 
Conc[h]ob<ttV Collsen, tri Elair Deiuais, trl Fiadail Dui/zerg w , tri 
hAirich \ns\ h\Jan, tri N\th At^a Cróibe, tri hOeng^a Uisce, 

3515 tri Fiac^ Fern/za nlmbais, tri Duir/z, tri Bailcbroi/zdi, tri Mo'm 
Maigi, tri Cais Cuile, tri Trui/z Maigi Ele, tri Srut^mair Maigi 
Ochtair, tri Glon/zmair Maigi Leathai/z, tri Dor/zmair Maigi 
hUisce, tri Glaisd^rg Tethba, tri Tirgirn Taince, tri Tibraidi 
Tali/zdi." 

3520 Ferc[h]uidred fer 1 nEreand inso cach triar cenmot[h]á anrobi 
Cúchulaind diib riam. 

Imth^a Concúlatnd \mmorro is ed i/zdister sund coléic. 
" Fég dúi/zd, a mo popa a Loig, c'mcXus fecht^a 2 Ulaid in cath 
i/zdosa." " Is ferda," ol int ara. " Cia conualamdse 3 mo charp<zí 

3525 7 Oen ara Conaill C[h]ernaich c\\diu ina chzxput co tíasmais 
onoiti 4 diaraile iarsm cXmcXxu ní regad crua na fon/zaid trit." " Is 
damna morgliad sizz," ol Cúchulaind. " Ní derntar \s\n cath" 
or Cuchulaind fr'ia. araid ; " nl nád fesur* uaid." " Bid fír 6n 
doneoch conmsorsa. de," ol int ara. [51 b] " Airm itát 'má láith 

3530 gaile indosa aníar," ol \nt ara ; " hera.\t toilc \s'm chaXh sair. 
A co//zmét c^tna anair hersiiá tolc \s\n c^ath síar." " Abrai/zd 
ná bad \m slánsa 6 ," ol Cuchulaind ; "ropad reill mo t^olcsa and 
a cuma. c^áich." 

Isandsiw táncadar ina ferchuidreda 7 \nc\ áth slógaid. Inmain 8 

3535 trá hi tuladar fian#a 'mrum áon chath íor Gáirich 7 Irgairich. 
Is ann á'idiu s'm t^ánic 'má noi carpait di féindidib in/za 
IrúaitAi, triar remib di thra'ig ; nírbo mailli dolotar olmbátar in 

1 Added later beneath 2 The mark of aspiration over t is later 3 Another 

a has been added later below between / and a 4 no e added later over the 

second o * The s is later on an erasure 6 The second s has been added 

later above 7 The a has been added later beneath 8 The last letter is. 

doubtful 



TATN BO CUAILNGE 119 

charp#z7. Nistailcc Medb isi^ chat^ ar srengail nAileollo asin 
chat^ mad fair nomaidset nó ar gui^ Conchob^V mad fair bad 

3540 lén. Is iarum roi/zdis a ara do Choinchulaind bith do Ailz7/ 7 
do Meidb og guid^i 1 Fergw^a im t^echt isi^ cat^ 7 asb^rtadar 
fris nárbo chol do, ar doradsad mor do maith dó fora lon^gé^. 
" Ma nobith ém mo c[h]laid^ acomsa," ol Fergus, " beitis lir 
leamsa cendae fer liae 2 sceith~ andáte bommanw ega hi ngrellig 

3645 donnicc ec^rad rig o roroietar ditir."* 

Is andsi/z dorad Fergus in lugusa : " Tongu, et reMqua ; 
mebsaitis limsa glaini 4 fer dia mbráigde, bráigde fear ia ndóite, 
rigthi fer la núaille, uile íer lan rigt^e, [rigthe] ier la ndorndaib, 
dorn/za fer lan mera, méra íer la ningne, [ingne] fer la iorclethi, 

3550 íorclethi íer la medon, modón íer la sliasta, sllastai ier la 
nglúne, glúne fer la colp[th]a, colpt/zai fer la traigt^e, traigthi 
fer la mera, méra fer. la ni[n]gne ; doruc&t faid am ederad na 
haeru feib dodrímsired beach illó ai/zle." 

Is andsi» asbert AMill re araid : " Do/mceb in c\a.ideb cuilleis 

3555 toi/zd. Tongu do día toi/zgeas mo thúat^ mad meso a blát^ lat 
indixx olldas 5 al-lait&i dondmbiurtsa duit isin liter i crích nUlad, 
cia nobeidis fir hEri/zd ocot anocol airiwsa, nitansitis." 

Is iaxum dobreth a c[h]laid^ do Ferg^ 7 asb^rt Ail/7/: "Geib 
do c[h]laideb ciassorseo hEriu húand ferfaid for Gáirig dia 

35 60 mtfcaib mórlóech mad la fir neinech nád bad fornn nimbrae do 
boranw 6 borrfad barain/z fiad nUlad errathaib la díuscud Gáirigi 
far fotaib fesar la maten ford^rg. Fochen colad miel m#crad 
caladcolc claid^ Léidi lasmta huat^ óenhúair bodba beisemil 
macrad nai ardoirsib ata re tánic a ndígail diu. Pa feithi 

3565 fairtbe a cend consuidfea nacotaigfe coiradiu in claidiubsa 
cordib combaig aithscélaib nl firba foraib galnas mo chlaidiub 
atanri úallac^ [52 a~\ ria feraib hJLrend." " Is liach do thoiúm 
i rói remur," or Fergos fri hAil/Zl. Cotogart Badb 7 Be 7 Néit 
7 Neamai^ forro in aidchi sin for Gáiric^ 7 Irg3.irich ; conidbad 

3570 cet lóech dlb ara úathbás. Nlrbo sl sin adaich ba sáiwiu dóib. 
Gaibid Fergus asuidiu a gaisced 7 imasái isin chat^ 7 glanais 
b^rna cetisin c^ath cona. c[h]laideb ina dib láwuib. Gabais Medb 



1 The mark oí aspiration is later - Originally uae, but u has been changed into li 
3 The d added beneath first i 4 The last letter is later on an erasure 5 The 

s has been added above a 6 no a added later over o 7 Two letters erased 

after b ; e inserted iater on the erasure 



120 TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 

iarmn gaisced fer (sic) 7 fóebar isi^ c^at^ 7 maidter rempi fo thri 
conaá 1 ed rosoi in cúal gái fora culu. "Ní fetar," ol Conc[h]obar 

3575 fria muintzr bátar imme, " cia resa maid in cath fri^d atúaid. 
Geibidsi sun/z in cat^ áidm con^decharsa íora chind." " Gemane 
iarum i mba\e itaw," ar na hóca, " acht mana maidi i?z ta\am 
fouwi #0 a« nem a/znuas íoraindi, conroemsawne de su/zd." 
Farruwzae iarum Conc[W\obar ar ciwd Fergusa ; tócbaid in scíat^ 

3580 fris .i. iná Ochai/z, scíath Conc[h]ob«z>, cet^eóra benrxa oir fair, 
.1111. sethnecha oir t^airrse. Benaid Fergus tfi bemi^d fair nád 
co^zairnic cid bil a scéith d.oso^z for a cend. " Cia di Ultaib 
argab in scíat//?" ol Fergus. " Fer as ferr 7 : : : ol ua : oi," ol 
Conc^obtfr, " 7 rodatuc for \onges 'mn adba con alltai 7 sindac^ 

3585 7 dotni/zgeba an#diu 2 ar gail gaiscz^ fiad feraib bFrend!' Inmidir 

Fergus lasodai^ bem ndigla da dib lámaib for Co^c[h]ob^r co 

cowráwic gr'mni 'm claideb íri talmai;z iarna c^úl. Foc^erd 

Cormtfc Con\onges \ama for suidiu 7 íadaid a dí láma ma rigid. 

" Ainbc^ellac^, ainbchellac^ 3 *, a mo popa, a Fergais" ol 

5590 Corm<zc, "foichleach nairfoichlec^ insin, a popa Fergais, náimtidi 
in chairdi;ze, huise for náimde, rocalled for cairde, olcai bémend 
benai, a popa, a Fergais," ol Cormac. " Ceist coich 3b bíu ?"ol Fergus. 
" Ben a trí telc^a iarsiu, toi do \aim, slig iwmud do cach leit^ 7 
nisnairle; imrap ainech nUlad nád confárcbad, ní coníaicébthar ná 

3595 íácabt^a tnutsiu mdiu." " Airgsiu na \eath naill, a Chonc^obtfz'r,' 
ol Cormac íria at^air, "níconme\a in fersa a barai/zd for Ultu ní bus 
moo sund." Imsói as Fergus ; arsligi cet \oech di \J\taib \asin 
cetna cowroc cosm c[h]laideb, co co^airnic fri Co^all Cernach. 
" Bara mór in brlg sin" ar ConaW Cernach " for t\x.a\th 7 cenél 

3600 ar thói« mná drúit^i." " Ceist cid dogén, a flrláich ? " ^rsé. 
" Clig 3 na tulchu tairrsiu 7 na dusu imrm," or Conall Cernach. 
S\igis Fergus na tulchai iarum co roben a teora mséla Midi da 
thri bémen^aib. Roclui^ethar Cúchulaind lasodam inna builli 
dob^rt Fergus forsna tulc^a no for sciat^ Conc[h]ob#z> fodeisin. 

3605 " Cóich benas na bailcbémendasa móra imcianasa ? " or 
Cúchulaind', "íadais crú c^ridi conscar bara bith dos[52b]cara 
trait 4 túaga." Frisgart Loeg conepert : " Bentus forgu fear 
Fergus mac Róich rodána. Fuile 5 formach nane an fer Fergus, 

1 A .letter seems to have been erased between a and d 2 The d has been added 
beneath 3 sic ms ; leg. Slig 3a over the first a there is a faint an 3b looks 

like coicli 4 Later on erasure 5 perhaps^fo* le 



TÁIN BÓ CÚAILNGE 121 

mac Roeich roclet^ claideb carpait hi sithbiu cona. roac/ít 

36io eochraidi mo popa Conc[\i]obair morcath." 

Is and s.sbert Cúchulaind : " Fuaisailc thrait túaga, tuigt/zir 
fuil íiru, firíidir cleas claideb, caithfidir de dáirce." Scendit 
lasodai?z a suip sesca as an ardai eiret teiti uiseoc immorro 1 7 
scendit 2 a t/fcúaga de cowbadar i Maig Thúag la Condachta.. 

3615 Rethaid immorro* anaill illeas. Gabaid a fuile ergraim 7 benaid 
cend ceac^tair de in dá inailte íri araile co^bo XiaXh ceac^tar de 
de inchi^d a séitc^e. Dolotar do fasguba fairseow 6 Meidb 
conroimsitis a fuile fair 7 do ebert madma íor hUlltu 7 toitiw 
Fergusa hi frecor in chat^a aradroagas 4 a thedac^tsow isin 

3620 c^ath. Riasdard^a 6 imbi 7 dobret^a dó .VII. cneslénti fichit 
nobidis imbi fo t^étaib 7 refedaib oc teacht hi Cat^ 7 gabaid a 
charpat fna ais cona c^reit 7 a dib fon/zodaib 7 dofóbair dochow 
Fergusa timchell in chat^a. 

" Toi ille, a popa Fergais" ol Cúchulaind, 7 ní frecart co fa 

3625 thrí. " Tongu do día toingthe hUlaid," olse, " notnimis 
amait negar forcor hi lunggu, 6 rega t^orud amait tedi bot 7 
tar catt, atotiurr amaít asoirc ben báid a mac." " Cia 
do feraib hÉrend asber frimsa so?" or Fergus. " Cuchulaind 
mac Soaldaiw 7 m<zc seth^r Cor\chobair" ol Cúchulaind, 

3630 " 7 iwmowimgaibsea," orsé. " Rogellasa cid edón," ol Fergus. 
" Dot^uit didiu" ol Cúchulaind. " Maith," ol Fergus, 
" rowiwgabaisiu in tan asat trethollsa." 

Luid Fergus as iaxum in tan sin cona. t^richtaib cét ; lotar 
didiu in Gaileoiíz 7 na Muimnich 7 fácbaid noi trichaid cct 

3635 Medba 7 Aili//a 7 a .VII. m#c isi» chath. Meadó# lái, is and 
dolluidh Cúchulatnd isin chatA Amait doluid grian hi folt 
feda, is and romemaid lais forsi» mbuidi« ndeidenaich conna.t 
ait^rith 8 don charp#/ acht dorn dona hasnaib imon creit 7 dorw 
dona fersib 9 imon droch. Tarraid Cúchulaind iaxum Meidb oc 

364oteac^t isi« ca.th. "Nomanaig," ol Meadb. "Cid guin nodgonam 
ba deithbir dam," or Cúchutaind. RosnanacAt iarum húair nád 
gowad mna. Adnaig idnacol forru. slar con\ota.r for Ath Luain 
Tairis didiu. Beanaid tri bémaend cona. c[h]\aidiud forsiw licc 
inn Ath Lúai«. Mselana At^a Lúai?z a nainm. Antan tr 

3645 romemaid in cat^, is and asb^rt Meadb fri Fergus : " Correcad 

1 ms seems to have ím - The s has been inserted later 3 airi added later in 

left margin 4 The o is inserted above between r and a * The mark of aspiration 
is later 6 lungtu altered to lunggu ms 7 bo with / (? or d) added beneath the o 
8 One or two letters erased between this word and the next ° leg. fertsib 

cf. 2525 ar.d 2549 



122 TÁIN BÓ CUAILNGE 

lochta 7 fulachta su^d i^diu, a Fergais," arsí. " Is bésad" ol 
Fergus, " do cach graig remitét láir rotgata rodbrata rodfeither 
immoin hi tóin mná misrairleastair.' , 

P'ochesat/í trá in tarb isin maiti« sin in c^at^a co co//zarnic 

3650 fri Fmdbean;zach hi Tarbga hi Maig Aii [53 a] .i. tarbguba nd 
tarbgleó. Rói Dedond a chetainm in cnuic sin. Nach éen trá 
adroi^di isin chath ní feith nl acht déicsi» in dá tarb occ omxwz. 
Bái Bricnu Nemt[h]enga thiar ina thor 1 iar wbrisiud a chi^d do 
Fergus cusnai feraib fithc^illi. Doluid la cac^ da ndéicsi» in 

3655 c[h]o/«raic na tarb. Lodar in dá t/zarb tar Bricnnd ocon imforram 
combo marb de. Is 1 aigid Bricnnw sin. Focairt chos in Dui^d 
Chúailngi ar adairc a c//éle. Laa co /zaidchi na tuc a cois fris 
coniágres Fergus 7 conimhert slait arna sednaig. " Nip sén," ar 
Fergus, " in sengamai/z troitec^sa tucad sun^ do fagbáil "abnach 

3660 clai/zdi 7 ceiniuil 7 imofárgaibt^ea mairbi lib." la Lasodai?z 
d^renga a chois fns co mebaid a fergaire 7 co scescai^ aidarc 
dia chéle combai asain tsléib 2 ina farrad. Sléb nAdarca sbn 
iarum áono. 

Berti^ r'mm iarum uide lá co ?zaidche con docorostor asin 3 

3665 loch fil i tséb Cruachan cotulaid do ass co luan 7 leithiu 7 
tromchriáiu a c/zeliu for dib nadarcaib. Dolodar iarsm ina sloig 
dia gui?2. Nl léig Fergus acht a techt leth bud mellach lais. Is 
iarsi^ doascam áochum a thíri. Ibid dig i Findleit&iu ic tuiáecht. 
Is and fácaib \eithi a c^éliu. Findleithiu áidtu iarum a.inm in 

3670 tlri. Ibis dig naile inn Ath Lúai^. Fácaib lúan a c^éliu and. 
Is de itá Ath Lúai/z. Atnaig a gém nass ior Iraird C^uillmd, 
roclos fon coiced nuile. Ibis dig i Tromuib ; is and docher 
tromchriáe a c^éliu dia dib nadarcaib. Is de itá Troma. 
Doliuid do Etan Tairb ; dob^rt a etan írisin teaXaig oc Ath Dá 

3675 Ferta. Is de itá Etan Tairb i Muig Muirrthtf/^z'. Luid iarum 
for slig^id^ 4 Mid^luachra 5 i Cuib ; is and nobltA la sescach 
Dairi 7 dognl búraoh ann. Is de atá Gort mBúraig. Luid 
iarum co/«bo marb itz> Ulto 7 hUu Fchach ic Druim Thairb. 
Druiw Tairb áano ainm in puirt sin. 

3680 Dogéni A'úill 7 Medb corse fri Ultu 7 fri Coinculaind. 
Secht mb\iadna iarsiw ní roibi guin duine. eturru inn Frind. 
Anaid Fmdabair la CoincuXaind 7 tíagaid Con[n]achta dia tlr 7 
tíagaid Ulaid do Fmain Macha cona worc[h]oscar. Finit, amen. 

1 .i. toirsi added above la mairb ilib ms. 2 The s is added below 3 The 
in is later on erasure 4 The marks of aspiration are later 5 The mark of 
aspiration is later 



[ 123 ] 



PASSAGES AND READINGS FROM LU. 

CORRIGENDA ET ADDENDA 

3, Cét read Cet 

5, t[h]ríb read t/rríb 

6, mbátar read mbátar 
6, Crúac/maib read CrúacAnaib (ms. Cruácfoiaib) 

17, cromscéith MS. has crómscéith 

17, rígt^ige read rígt>%ige 

18, Médb read Medb 
31, medon read wzmedón 
31, ímdéntai read imdéntai 
34, siar read síar (MS. siár) 
34, co mbeired read co mbenad, and delete note 
34, colpt[h]a read colpt^a 
36, Gaisc^ed read^ Gaisced 

46, a[ ] read as dec#, d faint and fractured, s, and ech discernible 

48, íóráerg read forderg 
53, imiergz. read i»zserga 
58, sirfes read firfes, and deléte note 
58, chxis MS. chrvs> 

63, n. 2 , d and shafts of 1, b discernible. dglb fidraccuin don cath, Eg. 1782 
70, n. 3 , ms. has imbert Egerton 1782 has immb^rt 

81, add .r. (= retoiric) in margin before In luan 

82, Aii read Aií 

152, rude read nude, and delete note 

153, n. 4 , MS. nonbór. nobídsi. 
153, nói ms. noí 

162, Flidaisi fora laimsidi, in margin and in another hand ; om. Eg. 1782 
177, dorigenmaisní read dorigenmaísní 
186, tric^ait read tHcAait 

188, cét readchét 

189, lín readHn 
195, Dosnárt/fcet read Dosnáirthet (dir siglum) 

p. 10, n. 6 , Cet[h]ri read cethri 

p. 11, n. 6 , add. lelgatár LU. 

p. 10, n. 36 , read dá. óenlaim (ms. oé . .) 

p. 13, n. 5 , LU. addsia marg. same hand: ISsí seo in tres árim is glicu 7 is dolgiu 
dorigned i nHeriwd .i. zrim ConcvAaind íor feraib riErend ár tána. 7 árim Loga for 
sluag Fomórach ar catA Maigi Tured. 7 arim Ingciuíl ior slóg Bruidni da Dergae. 
This gloss is incorporated into the text in Egerton 1782, fol. 91 b 

p. 13, n. 9 , read sudiu 



124 PASSAGES AND READINGS FROM LU. 

p. 19, n. 35 , delete r under firuduba ; it is not r but x, the usual subscript symbol 
to indicate an omission, here duba, which is added in the margin, and by another 
hand 

p. 19, n. 42 , innaptar read iraraptar There is an erasure in line underneath, which 
110 doubt removed the tail of the r ; the portion left is the shoulder of an r, not n 

p. 20, n. 38 , read noaructaísseora 

p. 21, n. 4 , do«(d 'fleid), portion within brackets on erasure LU. 

p. 23, n. 7 , ms. has són 

p. 25, n. 3 , ms. has Scéne . . . Ulaid . . . cocad fáraib 

p. 27, n. 1 , nb a wbeo 011 erasure by later hand 

p. 27, n. 3 , read conáúc 

p. 27, n. 28 , ms. \.hai\.hbémená 

p. 27, n. 38 , read dá 

p. 27, n. 47 , . .'ta in paler ink 

p. 28, n. u , MS. Feraig 

p. 29, n. 36 , ms. mbátax . . . Táiten. sé Dungail irruiss is in another hand 

p. 30, n. 4 , this passage in LU. is written by another hand over an erased surface 

p. 32, n. 4 , som dá pale ink, on erasure 

p. 32, n. 22 , the marks beneath o are the x symbol indicating an omission whichis 
however unrecorded in margin ; no doubt som was intended 

p. 33, n. 11 , diábás LU. 

p. 33, n. 32 , ms. Cumciu 

p. 34, n. 8 , add : over erasure, and by another hand 

p. 34, n. 16 , Luid léo written by another hand over an erased surface. 

MS. buac^aill 

p. 34, n. 32 ,' read baú 

p. 34, n. 33 , read geógain (open a) 

p. 35, n. 19 , add and libair aile on erasure LU. 

p. 35, n. 32 , read nuaít 

p. 35, n. 37 , forcMalatár, -tár on erasure 

p. 36, n. 2 , read fosfairnecsa 

p. 36, n. 42 , insert after add. : by later hand LU. 

p. 37, n. 27 , read foicAertáar 

p. 38, n. 9 , read arbertat 

p. 38, n. 16 , read báiget 

p. 38, n. 32 , read didameib 

p. 38, n. 43 , ms. naí 

p. 40, n. 37 , read Lug ; originally written on a small patch of vellum covering a 
hole in MS., since reinserted slightly out of line 

p. 41, n. 19 , read cicAe 

p. 41, n. 26 , . .)that slúagu is is written on the upper vacant space in LU. ; the 
missing words were no doubt so written in the exemplar of YBL. scribe, and over- 
looked by him 

p. 43, n. 23 , read ararocless 

p. 43, n. 41 , ms. sassle 

p. 44, n. 8 , read ina. 

p. 44, n. 45 , read manipad 

p. 45, n. 7 , insert dí 

p. 46, n. 45 , add after the word columns : in pale ink and by another hand 

p. 51, n. 31 , add: and is in another handwriting in LU. 

1. 1380, t[h]abairt read t/fcabairt 



PASSAGES AND READINGS FROM LU. 125 

1. 1385, las oud read la soud 

1. 1387, íar béim dei is on eras.ure 

1. 1388, méit read méit 

1. 1389, fó t[h]ri read ío t[h]rí 

1. 1397, ni read ní 

1. 1420, an mag read a /«mag 

1. 142 1, 1429, Cúrúi ms. Cúruí 

1. 1424, Cúrói ms. Cúroí 

1. 1427, Cúrúi MS. Curuí 

1. 1430, cfamchlód ms. chemch\oó\ 

1. 1432, drécht read drécht 

1. 1445, dib read díb 

1. 1466, ¥ergus read Fergus 

p. 55, n. 33 , read in tubull cMess. Here, LU. 73 ai, the original hand resumes 

p. 59, n. 16 , read forgénmaís 

p. 61, n.7, tosac/s. ms. tosocfc, tromdnaccatar (no mark of aspiration; 

p. 61, n. 17 , read 76*29, and add: and was wanting also in the exemplar of LU. 
scribe, being supplied in this ms. by another hand from a different recension 
(see below note to p. 63, n. 1 ) 

1. 1638, nomarfedsow LU. has nomairiedsom 

1. 1645, bawtrocAt razú?baratroc[h]t 

1. 1659, saicAt^m, mtan cí is on erasure and re-traced, í of mtan is in same ink 
as cí, and was added later before 1. 15 of ms. ; cf. 1. 1661, día saig ms. 

1. 1665, ón read on 

1. 1666, delete [75b] and insert 1. 1669 before "Cmnas . . 

1. 1666, techt read tec[h]t 

1. 1696 ocazrcbi read oca/wbí 

1. 1707, letAetisiu read let[h]etisiu 

p. 63, n. 1 The passage beginning Tanic, etc, to ftmsamail, n. 19 = p. 76^ in LU., 
and is supplied by the second hand. The original hand resumes with Lasodain 
p. 77ai 

p. 64, 1. 1733, dor)arngert, LU. has dorairngert 

1- 1779» [h]iwad read Aimad 

1. 1784, forsmd slóg read forsm tslóg 

1. 1785, cAoiced read cóiced 

1. 1800, m'óenur read m'óenur 

1. 1812, n. 1 , insert after In marg. .r. (= retoiric) 

1. 1815, cotawmum read cotawmuiw 

1. 1820, mét read mét 

1. 1823, medón read medón 

1. 1880, nmneóm read nmneóni 

1. 1884, \mc\W\ommus read imchommus 

1. 1886, slegmib read slegínib 

1. 1901, c[h]rúaid ms. has cruaíd 

1. 1904, slegh read sleg 

1. 1907, mbcih\chK.ur read móet^ . . (moéth . . ms.) 

1 1914, 7 a saigetbolg added by later hand in marg., o>n. LL., etc. 

1. 1933, táncatar read táncatár 

1. 1934, táncatar read táncatár 

1. 1953, roc[h]ratéa read roc[h]rateá 

p. 72, n. 19 , read dotAaet 

p. 74, n. 27 , cosaídi LU. 



126 PASSAGES AND READINGS FROM LU. 

p. 74, n. sl , read oderasot 

p. 74, n. 37 , Roínfid LU. in ras 

p. 74, n. 39 , LU. adds : ni geib coistecht arubthá ■ ber ass Dubtach nDoeltenga . 
Ber .a. 

p. 75, n. 24 , cAenel ms. 

p. 75, n. 28 , read ladib 

p. 75, n. 50 , read tisccet 

p. 76, n. 20 , read a. ndírím 

p. 76, n. 34 , read remáin 

p. 77, n. 35 , add in ras. 

1. 2163, read [LU. 82^24 ; add to note 24 : This passage is in the second hand to 
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